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  • The Benefits Of Solar Power For Your Home

    solar feed crenk-feed
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Have you ever thought about equipping your house with solar energy, but thought it was too expensive? Yes, solar energy systems of any home can be an expensive design at the front, but in a few years could be filed with the cheapest source of energy you can buy. Imagine the sale of electricity to the local utility, rather than pay for it. Actually, you would clean your power company. For a change, the electric company pay you. In the long term, the systems house solar energy can be much less expensive than most would consider. Consider that most, if not all, the original is in the state…
  • 7 Evolving Trends in Software Development

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    What’s the difference between a fad and a trend? A fad is ephemeral and burns out shortly after it ignites. For example, every holiday season we witness how some new and novel toy takes the market by storm–remember the Tamagotchi? But soon enough, few people care about these toys anymore, and in no time, you’ll likely find them cluttering the corners of a playroom or crammed in boxes at a garage sale. Trends, on the other hand, reflect movements with staying power. Trends last longer and affect multiple industries and markets. With the exception of apps intended to piggyback on the…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain – Infographic
    14 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    Are you sick of constantly charging your iPhone? It seems with every iOS update from Apple, battery life continues to drain quicker and quicker. Your phone isn’t becoming lethargic, it’s the operating system. There are a ton of awesome features, but they do have some drawbacks. Such as draining your battery. Last year Scotty Loveless […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain – Infographic appeared first on .
  • Camera Lens Buying Guide
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    Factors to be kept in mind while purchasing a camera lens Which camera lens would deliver high-quality shots? Does it need to have a good aperture? What about the focal length? And how do these factors matter? The fact is that these factors have utmost importance when you are required to click stunning photographs. People often end up purchasing the wrong camera lens because they fail to understand their requirements. It is crucial for you to comprehend the types of camera lenses that are available in the market. Read further to get details on the factors you need to consider while shopping…
  • Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

    Reuters Video: Technology
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Dogs that can sniff out prostate cancer from urine samples have been approved for trial by Britain's National Health Service. Matthew Stock reports.
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  • Backpack adapter delivers battery power to stomp's mains port

    Paul Ridden
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you run a lot of effects pedals, opening up hatches or unscrewing housings to replace 9 V batteries can be a bit of a chore, with many guitarists opting to build a pedalboard and juice up all of the stomps from one mains-supplied power pack instead. The 9 V Backpack from Züe Engineering allows a musician to quickly add battery power to a stomp without having to open up the casing... Continue Reading Backpack adapter delivers battery power to stomp's mains port Section: Music Tags: Battery Adapters Guitar Effects Related Articles: Wireless power comes to guitar stomps RemoFinger puts…
  • Robotic needle can be steered through tissue

    Richard Moss
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    A robot-assisted system developed at the University of Twente promises to make medical procedures that use needles more precise. The system allows flexible needles to be steered in real time to their target, which negates issues with tissue and organs deforming from the contact pressure or from any unforeseen obstacles that lie between the needle and its target... Continue Reading Robotic needle can be steered through tissue Section: Medical Tags: University of Twente Diagnostic devices Robotics Related Articles: Turning the smartphone into a mobile pregnancy test Optical device takes after a…
  • PowerPod moves power-metering from the cranks to the bars

    Scott Collie
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Reliable cycling power meters can cost upwards of $500 or even $1,000, making them out of reach of most weekend warriors looking to track and improve their performance. Velocomp is trying to change that with its PowerPod, a handlebar-mounted power meter that's expected to retail for US$299... Continue Reading PowerPod moves power-metering from the cranks to the bars Section: Bicycles Tags: Kickstarter Bike ANT+ Power Related Articles: Can your cat resist the solar-powered IrresistiCat? The Siva Cycle Atom charges phones through the power of pedals Tim Cook backs water saving shower head…
  • Canon's EOS M3 mirrorless shooter will get a US release

    Simon Crisp
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    Following a decidedly ho-hum reception to its EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in 2012, Canon decided not to even release its follow-up, the M2, in the US. And when its successor, the M3, rolled out across Asia and Europe earlier this year, it looked like Canon was ready to give up on the US mirrorless market for now. However, the firm has announced the 24-megapixel shooter will finally get a US release later this year... Continue Reading Canon's EOS M3 mirrorless shooter will get a US release Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Canon Canon EOS Mirrorless Cameras Photography Cameras…
  • Convertible apartment increases living space by 70 percent

    Stu Robarts
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    Pressures on space and money are making space-saving apartments increasingly popular. New Convertible Spaces apartments in Melbourne, Australia, are one such example. Movable walls can be used to open up a living space or cut it in two to create a bedroom area with a pull down bed and storage units... Continue Reading Convertible apartment increases living space by 70 percent Section: Architecture Tags: Home Interior Design Flat Furniture Related Articles: Tiny German apartment makes clever use of space Small Paris apartment maximizes space with clever interior layout Yo! Home's space-saving…
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  • The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

    Stephen Moyers
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Stephen Moyers is the Web marketing manager at SPINX Digital Agency, a designer and a blogger who writes about Web design, and online and social marketing. The success of digital marketing depends on a number of factors: understanding your marketing history, knowing what's being said about your brand, and meeting the needs of your consumers in a valuable way.Unfortunately, with all those factors, nascent entrepreneurs often make mistakes that hinder early growth. These can range from failing to plan effectively or measure results, to overlooking the entire mobile category.
  • Weaponized Drones Are Now Legal In The U.S.

    Gregory Ferenstein
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:25 pm
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinLegislation around drone use is of paramount importance for their hardware and software developers, as well as businesses hoping to make use of them for deliveries, security surveillance and other purposes. Laws governing their use not determine the scope of their use, and can even shape public perception of these compact flying machines.What will the public think now that drones in the U.S. are now legally…
  • Yahoo Courts Developers With Tumblr In-App Sharing And Native Video Ads

    David Nield
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    At the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in New York Wednesday, the company announced the arrival of in-app sharing. The new framework aims to make it easier to share photos, videos, links and other media to Tumblr with one tap. The update, integrated into the Flurry software development kit, follows reports earlier this year that Yahoo would focus more on its Tumblr social arm, which it acquired in 2013 for $1.1 billion. With this change, users will be able to send a photo, video, link or any type of content to Tumblr from whatever app they happen to be running at the…
  • You’re Managing Your Customer Journeys All Wrong

    Pini Yakuel
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Pini Yakuel is the founder and CEO of Optimove, a provider of automated retention marketing services for customer-centric businesses. Marketers have a veritable arsenal of tools to help them understand and manage their customer relationships. One that has become de rigueur these days is the customer journey map, which is essentially a flowchart that lays out the customer's experience of dealing with your company. They can be very helpful, acting like visual aids for marketers who want to understand the customer experience and ensure they're engaged every step along…
  • Slack's New Button Wants To Connect All Your Work Shares

    David Nield
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    You're probably familiar with pinning something to Pinterest, sharing it via Twitter or posting it to Facebook. Now there's another option: Add to Slack.The new button introduced by the Slack team can be embedded into almost any site, service or app, giving users an easy way to get third-party content into a Slack channel of their choice. This works slightly differently from all the integrations Slack has set up with the likes of Dropbox, Google Hangouts, IFTTT, Trello and so on. See also: Inside Slack: How A Billion-Dollar Email-Killer Gets Work Done"Once configured, any Web apps or…
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  • Cape Watch: Mad Max’s George Miller Might Direct the New Superman Movie

    Graeme McMillan
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    Here's the biggest superhero movie news of the last week. The post Cape Watch: Mad Max’s George Miller Might Direct the New Superman Movie appeared first on WIRED.
  • Star Wars Snuck a New Teaser Onto Instagram

    Peter Rubin
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    What was once a hive of squares and villainy has become a widescreen wonderland. The post Star Wars Snuck a New Teaser Onto Instagram appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google Responds to EU Antitrust Charges

    Klint Finley
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    Google has filed a formal response to the European Union's antitrust charges against the company. The post Google Responds to EU Antitrust Charges appeared first on WIRED.
  • See How Much Hurricane Models Have Improved Since Katrina

    Sarah Zhang
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    Katrina looked like a pixelated blob in 2005 hurricane models. The post See How Much Hurricane Models Have Improved Since Katrina appeared first on WIRED.
  • Vaccines Weren’t Ready for Ebola. We Can Do Better

    Kendall Hoyt
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    Outbreaks force governments to play an excruciating game of catch up as they scramble to develop vaccines for new pathogens. It doesn't have to be that way. The post Vaccines Weren’t Ready for Ebola. We Can Do Better appeared first on WIRED.
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  • North Dakota cops arming drones to fight crime

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    Remember the nightmare you had when word of drones first spread where the police were hunting you down with an ominously buzzing machine? Yeah, that's a thing now, at least if there's a chance you're breaking the law in North Dakota. The post North Dakota cops arming drones to fight crime appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cute kid reacts to finding out that he’s going to be a brother [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    No here's a reaction video you're actually going to enjoy. This five-year-old British child finds out that he's going to be a brother and his reaction––and his questions––are priceless. The post Cute kid reacts to finding out that he’s going to be a brother [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Twin toddlers pretend to be asleep when they hear Momma [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes it seems like toddlers act dumber than they are. Thanks to technology, though, we can definitively catch them in the act. Look at these two little troublemakers pretend to be asleep the moment they hear their mom on the nanny cam. The post Twin toddlers pretend to be asleep when they hear Momma [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Actions driving your coworkers crazy

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    No one sets out to be the annoying coworker, yet even when our intentions are good, we can start unknowingly stepping on toes, leading to tension. The post Actions driving your coworkers crazy appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Magician uses trick to propose to his girlfriend on stage [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    At first this trick seems strange. Then it seems gross. Then it quickly progresses to adorable as the magician proposes to his girlfriend on stage. The post Magician uses trick to propose to his girlfriend on stage [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • The Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Review

    E. Fylladitakis
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Modular computer cases are not a new concept but attempts to produce actual retail products are very rare. Cooler Master is making a very bold move towards that direction with the MasterCase 5, their first design featuring the "Freeform" modular system. The company goes as far as to claim that their new case gives "absolute control over how the case looks and functions". That is a very bold statement and we will see to what extend that is true in this review.
  • AMD Announces Radeon R9 Nano; mini-ITX Card Shipping September 10th

    Ryan Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Back in June at AMD’s R9 Fury X/Fiji GPU launch event, the company unveiled that there would be four products based on Fiji. Fury X and Fury – which have since launched – and then two additional products, the R9 Nano and a yet-to-be-named dual-GPU card. Uncharacteristicly for AMD, the R9 Nano was unveiled some time before it would ship in order to demonstrate some of the size benefits of the Fiji GPU and its HBM, with the card initially receiving a tentative launch date of “summer”. Now with August coming to a close, AMD is formally announcing the R9 Nano ahead…
  • Logitech Announces Artemis Spectrum G633 & G933 Audio Headsets

    Ryan Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    This morning Logitech is announcing an update to the company’s popular high-end gaming headsets, the G930 and G35. The new headsets are the Artemis Spectrum G633 and G933, and like their predecessors, share a common audio platform with wired and wireless connectivity respectively. Logitech Artemis Spectrum   G633 G933 Frequency Response 20Hz - 20KHz Driver Size 40mm Pro-G Impedence 39 Ohms Microphone Size 4mm RGB Lighting Yes, 16.8M Colors 7.1 Surround Modes Dolby Headphone 7.1, DTS Headphone X Type Wired Wireless Inputs USB + 3.5mm Wireless + USB + 3.5mm Weight 374g 374g Launch…
  • Obi Worldphone Launches The Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5

    Brandon Chester
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Today Obi Worldphone, the smartphone company co-founded by former CEO of Apple and former president of Pepsi John Sculley, launched two new smartphones targeted at emerging markets. The first of the new phones has two SKUs, which allows the devices to target three different price points in the low-end and mid-range sections of the smartphone market. You can check out the specifications of both new smartphones in the chart below.   Worldphone SF1 Worldphone SJ1.5 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5GHz 4x Cortex A53 1.11GHz 4x Cortex A53 MediaTek MT6580 1.3GHz 4x Cortex A7 RAM 2/3GB…
  • Intel's Skylake GPU - Analyzing the Media Capabilities

    Ganesh T S
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction of the Gen9 Intel HD Graphics technology. In advance of our full Skylake architecture analysis (coming soon), I wanted to get a head start and explain the media side (including Quick Sync and the image processing pipeline) of Skylake in a separate piece. Media Capabilities and Quick Sync in Intel HD Graphics - A Brief History Quick Sync has evolved through the last five years, starting with limited…
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  • Open Source, Collaborative Rich-Text, Web-Based Editor Almost Available

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    johanneswilm writes: Open source web-based editors such as CKEditor and TinyMCE have been available for more than a decade, and some closed source collaborative editors such as Google Docs have been available since 2007. Creating open source, collaborative, rich-text, web-based editors has proven difficult due to lack of standardization of the lower-level browser features. Now Marijn Haverbeke, the developer behind the popular CodeMirror has started such an editor, called Prosemirror, financed through a crowd-funding campaign. Meanwhile the W3C has installed a task force to rapidly…
  • Kansas Secretary of State Blocks Release of Voting Machine Tapes

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    PvtVoid writes: Wichita State University statistician Beth Clarkson has filed a lawsuit under Kansas' open records law to force the state to release paper tape records from voting machines, to be used as data in her research on statistical anomalies in voting patterns in the state. Clarkson, a certified quality engineer with a Ph.D. in statistics, has analyzed election returns in Kansas and elsewhere over several elections that indicate 'a statistically significant' pattern where the percentage of Republican votes increase the larger the size of the precinct. The pattern could be voter fraud…
  • Tech Nightmares That Keep Turing Award Winners Up At Night

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    itwbennett writes: At the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany this week, RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adelman, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf, and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum were asked "What about the tech world today keeps you up at night?" And apparently they're not getting a whole lot of sleep these days. Cerf is predicting a digital dark age arising from our dependence on software and our lack of "a regime that will allow us to preserve both the content and the software needed to render it over a very long time." Adelman worries about the evolution of…
  • UNC Scientists Open Source Their Genomic Research

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    ectoman writes: The human genome specifies more than 500 "kinases," enzymes that spur protein synthesis. Four hundred of them are still mysteries to us, even though knowledge about them could spark serious medical innovations. But scientists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have initiated an open source effort to map them all—research they think could pioneer a new generation of drug discovery. As members of the Structural Genomics Consortium, the chemical biologists are spearheading a worldwide community project. "We need a community to build a map of what kinases do…
  • AMD Unveils Radeon R9 Nano, Targets Mini ITX Gaming Systems With a New Fury

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    MojoKid writes: AMD today added a third card to its new Fury line that's arguably the most intriguing of the bunch, the Radeon R9 Nano. True to its name, the Nano is a very compact card, though don't be fooled by its diminutive stature. Lurking inside this 6-inch graphics card is a Fiji GPU core built on a 28nm manufacturing process paired with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). It's a full 1.5 inches shorter than the standard Fury X, and unlike its liquid cooled sibling, there's no radiator and fan assembly to mount. The Fury Nano sports 64 compute units with 64 stream processors each for a…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Facebook is Building the Commercial Graph

    Jan Dawson
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Facebook is well known for its work in building what it calls the “social graph”, a description of the connection between the users of its service, their content, and the relationships between all of these. It has mostly used this term in the context of the Graph API it shows to third parties, who can then create value from it. With around 1.5 billion monthly active users, Facebook’s social graph is by far the most complete and extensive of any service in the world. But it’s almost entirely a personal social graph, showing connections between people and other…
  • Intel’s Role in Setting the Tech Agenda

    Tim Bajarin
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    For about 15 years, there was an important tech conference held each October called Agenda. It ran from the late 1980s to early 2000s and was sponsored by IDG and hosted by my friend Stewart Alsop, who I first met when he was at Infoworld. During this time, Stewart was considered one of the most important and powerful journalists in the tech world. The concept of Agenda was relatively simple. Each year the top leadership of the PC industry would gather in Phoenix, AZ and literally set the agenda for the next year. Keep in mind that, during most of that time, the only real tech market was…
  • Recognizing Your Product’s Irrelevance before It Happens

    Ben Bajarin
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    I’d like to make a few points on something I understand is extremely difficult — seeing your products’ irrelevance and ultimate market share decline before it happens. Seeing your company’s product fade is by no… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Is The Tech Market Hitting Middle Age?

    Bob O'Donnell
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    First it was PCs. Now it’s tablets. And very soon, it will be smartphones. Each of these markets has, or will hit its peak in both revenues and unit shipments in short order. Each has moved (or will soon move) from the soaring grandeur of youth and young adulthood, to the dowdiness of mature, middle age. As these inevitable market developments occur, important shifts are starting to happen. Not only will device manufacturers, and their key component suppliers, have to evolve their businesses—as many have started to do—but very soon, so will companies offering software and services used…
  • A Look at Intel’s Financials

    Jan Dawson
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Intel’s Developer Forum was last week. A number of commentators have expressed surprise or at least remarked on the fact the forthcoming line of Skylake processors was not a major focus and instead, much of… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads

    Charles Babcock
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
  • Podcasts, Presentations: Help Your Users Improve Quality

    Curtis Franklin Jr.
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Our hands-on demo of the iRig Mic Studio shows a tool that can help your users make better podcasts and video presentations. It's a toolset that will allow trainers, executives, sales, and marketing professionals to put a studio in their backpacks and create good recordings from almost anywhere they happen to be.
  • 3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge

    Pam Baker
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
  • WiFi Pioneer Cees Links: IoT Is Like A Butler

    David Wagner
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
    A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
  • 10 Highest Paying Computer Science Programs

    David Wagner
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    Computer science majors from these 10 schools can expect to earn the most by the time they reach the middle of their careers, according to data from See how your salary stacks up.
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  • Lenovo ThinkPad T450s: Great Battery Life on Excellent Business Machine

    Kevin Purcell
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    Lenovo ThinkPad T450s: Great Battery Life on Excellent Business Machine is a post by Kevin Purcell from Everyone’s making super thin and similarly light ultra books, but... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 100 Review: Perfect for the Everyman

    Travis Pope
    22 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Lenovo IdeaPad 100 Review: Perfect for the Everyman is a post by Travis Pope from Light, long-lasting and reasonably priced. The nature of computing has changed drastically from what... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 100+ Essential Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    100+ Essential Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts is a post by Kevin Purcell from Keyboard shortcuts help people to do things faster. These Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts will help users... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • How to Update to Windows 10 Right Now

    Kevin Purcell
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    How to Update to Windows 10 Right Now is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Windows 10 Update came out as expected and some people want to update to Windows 10 right now without waiting... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 25 Things to Try in Windows 10

    Travis Pope
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    25 Things to Try in Windows 10 is a post by Travis Pope from The free Windows 10 upgrade that Microsoft unleashed only a few weeks ago is making waves. Within the first week 14... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • India Opened The World’s First Solar Powered Airport

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The southern city of Kochi is now the proud home of the first airport in the world solar energy. On August 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) -India international largest in terms of passenger traffic to any ordered 12 megawatts (MW) of solar projects fourth airport. The airport already had a solar power plant of 1 MW, which can produce 4000 units of electricity per day. With its new solar power station, the airport can now produce 60,000 units of electricity per day, which is more than enough to meet their daily needs. “We initiated a pilot project in February 2013 as part…
  • How Does a Solar Panel Work

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    You should be aware that solar panels are classified into two types, these are; ground mounted installations of solar panels mounted on the roof and installing solar panels. Both are technically similar as they are designed to absorb solar energy. However, the only difference between them is their ability to provide comfort adjustment. Here, however, it is how all the solar panels work. Photovoltaic solar panels are covered with silicon crystals. When struck by sunlight, these crystals produce current that carries cable must be stored in batteries. The panels are usually held in an aluminum…
  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?

    21 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    The many advantages of using solar power to fascinate each individual to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always threw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important point. Choosing a solar energy system will allow you to reduce your monthly electricity bills tend to rise occasionally. Current technology and the current way of life many people experience force them to consume large quantities of electricity, occasionally to keep in touch with their computers and mobile phones and all other appliances…
  • Solar Panels Efficiency

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:17 am
    As of now, there are many ways that can help people cut their spending. First, in order to reduce spending on transportation, by investing in a car it is a wonderful idea. When it comes to the water bill, you can reuse the water for watering plants. And if you are thinking of reducing electricity costs, one of the best options is to opt for solar lighting. There are many solar lights individuals can choose. But if you intend to install these lights out everything in your yard or garage, it is best to use solar lights. Unfortunately, people often make many mistakes when buying these…
  • The Benefits Of Solar Power For Your Home

    19 Aug 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Have you ever thought about equipping your house with solar energy, but thought it was too expensive? Yes, solar energy systems of any home can be an expensive design at the front, but in a few years could be filed with the cheapest source of energy you can buy. Imagine the sale of electricity to the local utility, rather than pay for it. Actually, you would clean your power company. For a change, the electric company pay you. In the long term, the systems house solar energy can be much less expensive than most would consider. Consider that most, if not all, the original is in the state…
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    Tech Talk


    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Google will soon enable Gmail and Google Calendar to share information. So, if you get an email about an upcoming flight, hotel reservation or upcoming ticketed event, it will automatically be added to your calendar unless you disable the feature. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The so-called sharing economy exemplified by Uber and AirBNB has come into conflict with a number of goverment regulators. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Samsung is offering iPhone users a free 30-day trial of its beautiful but pricey new Galaxy S6 Edge+. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CNET is reporting a rise in two-in-one "hybrids" that are tablets that convert to laptops while sales of tables like the Apple iPad continue to fall. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    20 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ink jet printers can be cheap but the cost of ink can break the bank. But Epson is changing that. Their new line of EcoTank printers cost more to buy but the ink is really cheap. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Techy Is An On-Demand Repair Service For Laptops

    Fitz Tepper
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
     While companies like iCracked have extensive repair networks allowing you to get a phone or tablet repaired in just hours, getting a laptop repaired normally requires making an appointment, dropping your device off, and eventually picking it up days later. Techy (a recent winner of our TC Radio pitch-off) solves this problem by providing an on-demand platform for laptop repairs.… Read More
  • The Next iPhone May Come With Animated Wallpapers

    Jordan Crook
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
     It would appear that the next-gen iPhone may come with some added flare. Sources told 9to5mac that the UI for the iPhone 6S may come with animated wallpapers, not unlike the animated watch faces that shipped with the Apple Watch. Those sources said that animated wallpapers could include animated fish in a koi pond, as well as ‘colorful arrays of smoke.’ Given that most… Read More
  • Workflow Lets You Put Shortcuts To Frequent Actions Right In iOS’s Notification Center

    Sarah Perez
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
     Workflow, the clever if somewhat geeky app aimed at iOS power users that helps you automate frequent tasks you perform on your iPhone or tablet, like ordering an Uber to your next event, making a GIF from your photos, creating reminders that alert you when you arrive at a particular destination, playing a favorite album, and much more, is out this morning with a notable update. The app now… Read More
  • Instagram Thinks Outside The Square, Now Allows Landscape And Portrait Photos And Videos

    Josh Constine
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
     One in five photos or videos on Instagram show up with annoying whitespace around them because people use other apps to letterbox their landscape or portrait imagery to fit in Instagram’s square cropping. So today, Instagram for iOS and Android is dropping the requirement that all photos and videos be squares. Now when users upload photos, they can pinch or tap a format button on the left… Read More
  • Have You Tried Asking Siri To Give You A Hint?

    Romain Dillet
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
     Hey Siri, give me a hint. Apple just invited journalists to his annual September press event. It’s happening on September 9th at 10am. But the best part of this invite is the attention to details and Apple’s easter eggs. Read More
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  • Report: iPhone 6S will feature 12MP camera, shoot 4k video

    Ronald Chavez
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    Just weeks before the iPhone 6S is said to be officially unveiled, key details about the phone's camera are coming out, according a report by 9to5Mac's reliable Marc Gurman The back camera (which Apple calls the iSight) will now boast a higher resolution, up to 12MP after years with 8MP. That by itself won't make photos look significantly better. Instead, it's more likely the resolution was raised in order to make the iPhone capable of 4k video, according to the report See also: Apple announces iPhone event for September But those aren't the only major camera upgrades. The front-facing camera…
  • It looks like there will never be an Amazon Fire Phone 2

    Chris Perkins
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    The widely panned Amazon Fire Phone was nothing short of a catastrophic failure for the retail giant, and now it seems Amazon is changing course. The Wall Street Journal reports Amazon has parted with many engineers at its Silicon Valley development firm, Lab126 — specifically, the ones responsible for development of the Fire Phone. See also: Can you work at an Amazon, Uber or Google and have a life? Lab126 began operations in 2004 to develop the Kindle e-reader and has expanded in recent years to build a slew of devices, sold at near cost and designed mainly to drive more purchasing to…
  • New 'Star Wars' footage in widescreen Instagram sends fans into frenzy

    Chris Taylor
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:25 am
    At this point, has anyone not felt the awakening? Star Wars fans got to feel it all over again Thursday, when the Star Wars Instagram account celebrated the website's new support for widescreen images — by casually dropping tiny slivers of new footage from The Force Awakens There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT The biggest surprise to many: Finn, the character played by John Boyega whom we saw wearing Stormtrooper gear in the first teaser trailer, is now seen igniting a blue lightsaber. Remember…
  • Slain journalist's dad: 'There are too many guns in the hands of crazy people'

    Brian Ries
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    The father of Alison Parker, the 24-year-old journalist shot dead on live TV on Wednesday, spoke out in an emotional interview with the Associated Press to ask how her shooter got a gun. See also: Remembering Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the slain WDBJ7 journalists "How many times are we going to see a crazy person with a gun kill people?" Andy Parker asked. "The politicians have got to stand up to the NRA and close some of these loopholes so that crazy people don't get guns," the grieving father added. "And, honestly, I'm sure that the reaction from some of these wing nuts is going to be,…
  • Siri definitely will not give you a hint about the new iPhone

    Karissa Bell
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    It's official: Apple will be revealing the next iPhone on September 9, at an event in San Francisco. But Siri is still not impressed The invitations for the upcoming event came with the intriguing tagline "Hey Siri, give us a hint," which could very well be a clue as to what Apple has planned See also: Siri is sassy on the Apple Watch, too While much has been said about Apple's renewed emphasis on Siri in the upcoming iOS 9, recent rumors suggest Siri could also make an appearance in a new Apple TV. But, don't expect Siri to actually help you figure it out or anything. We tried asking Siri…
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  • Leading DarkNet Market Agora Temporarily Suspends Service Over Tor Vulnerability Concerns

    Karl Bode
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    As the government continues to play Whac-a-Mole with darknet drug bazaars, one of the Silk Road's leading darknet market replacements says it has temporarily suspended service over Tor vulnerability concerns. In an encrypted post to the site's buyers and dealers (copied over to PasteBin and over at the /r/darknetmarkets subReddit), Agora's administrators say the darknet market is nervous about law enforcement's ability to take advantage of recent Tor vulnerabilities, and as such are pulling the market offline for an undisclosed amount of time to protect the site: "Recently research had come…
  • Daily Deal: Twist World Charging Station

    Daily Deal
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:36 am
    Lighten your load while traveling abroad with the Twist World Charging Station, which will save you space in your bag and is available in the deals store for $35. You can twist your way through four plug options that work in over 150 countries, with built-in fuse protection. The 4A charger has four USB ports to charge your devices and features a universal AC power outlet. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from Techdirt Deals helps support Techdirt. The products featured do not reflect endorsements by our editorial team.Permalink |…
  • SciFi Headline Turns Real: US Drone Kills ISIS Hacker

    Mike Masnick
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Welcome to your dystopian future. Reports from yesterday say that a US drone strike in Syria has killed a British-born computer hacker who had joined ISIS and was involved in that group's online activities: A US air strike is believed to have killed a British citizen who rose to prominence within the Islamic State, officials have told the Guardian. The Birmingham-born Junaid Hussain, who adopted the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Britani, had been a key figure within Isis’s so-called “Cyber Caliphate” before being killed in the strike in Syria, where he had travelled in 2013. Remember…
  • Tobacco Industry's Interest In Trade Negotiations? Totally Redacted

    Mike Masnick
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    The folks at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) sent a freedom of information request to the EU Commission, asking for details of meetings that trade officials held with the tobacco industry. This matters, because the tobacco industry is one of the major abusers of trade agreements, repeatedly making use of the "corporate sovereignty" ISDS provisions to effectively sue any country passing anti-smoking health laws -- as was covered a few months back by John Oliver: So, as new trade agreements are being negotiated -- especially since the powers that be tell us these agreements are designed to…
  • 'We Should Put A Metal Detector On The Other Side': The Laughable Waste Of TSA Body Scanners

    Timothy Geigner
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    If anyone needed the perfect example of the giant waste, fraud, and abuse a government emboldened by fear and ineptitude can achieve, that example absolutely has to be the TSA's body scanners. These glorious devices that didn't work in catching weapons or explosives but did let TSA agents see you naked, and which are administered by the TSA, an agency so perfectly unable to do its job properly that all us Techdirt writers now have carpel tunnel syndrome from writing up posts on its exploits, now have a detailed price tag associated with them. So, what did the public pay for all of this fail?
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  • DT Daily: Data shows no women on Ashley Madison

    Digital Trends Staff
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack we now know that there were nearly no females on the site. The post DT Daily: Data shows no women on Ashley Madison appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Cut the middleman out of your screenshots with the Microsoft Snip beta

    Gabe Carey
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    The Snip beta is a new extension to the Office productivity suite that enables users to take a snapshot of either a single active window or your PC's entire screen at the click of a button. The post Cut the middleman out of your screenshots with the Microsoft Snip beta appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • iPhone 6S and 6C: Apple confirms September 9 launch date

    Malarie Gokey
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Apple may have recently launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but news of the iPhone 6S and an iPhone 6C are already on its way. Here is all the key information we think we know so far, including specs, and a possible release date. The post iPhone 6S and 6C: Apple confirms September 9 launch date appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Dell shows off its first G-Sync monitor

    Jon Martindale
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    Dell has announced a new G-Sync supporting monitor that's packed with features. It has 1440p resolution, fast response time and a great refresh rate, but it is expensive. The company also revealed a curved 27-inch display. The post Dell shows off its first G-Sync monitor appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Fed up with chintzy tablet keyboards? LG’s Rolly fits fours rows in your pocket

    Brad Bourque
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    With a four-hinge folding system, LG's Rolly is a truly mobile tablet keyboard that doesn't compromise on the typing experience, and it fits in your pocket. It will be available in September for an undisclosed price. The post Fed up with chintzy tablet keyboards? LG’s Rolly fits fours rows in your pocket appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Bulldog Ultra 2015 Race Report

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    After my flameout at Leona Divide and my partial redemption at the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22k I got up the courage to try a long shot – the Bulldog 50k trail race in Agoura Hills. I say it was a “long shot” because the race has a four hour cutoff after the first 25k-ish loop then cutoffs at each following aid station. Last year I ran the Bulldog 25k just over four hours so I’d have to not only improve my time but still have enough gas into tank to do a second loop on a very challenging course. Things were also busy at work and at home so I had to be super strategic with…
  • Ventura Fathers Day 5k/10k Race Report 2015

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Pre-race game face. The race is run along the beach in Ventura I ran my first 10k race this past weekend at the Fathers Day 5k/10k race in Ventura, CA on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Last year I ran the 5k and had a great day with a 5k PR. I entered this race pretty much at the last minute. The race was on my radar but I’ve been working on re-gearing my workouts and training and the miles have been rolling in an inconsistent way with very short miles on weekdays and only medium long runs on weekends. My approach for the race was to go in and hit a pace that was just past uncomfortable while…
  • XTERRA Malibu Creek 22k Trail Race 2015 Report

    20 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    After my crash and burn at the Leona Divide 50/50 race I thought I’d take some time to carefully pick the next race. It was between the Born To Run 50k (30 miler) and the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22k which I had run the year before. The BTR race looked like fun but I finally decided to focus on a course I’ve already run and to shoot for a PR on the XTERRA race. You can see some of my training for the race last year here and this is my race report for XTERRA Malibu Creek 2014. Now that I’ve started using to post workouts and track the activity of others I’m able…
  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I ran the Leona Divide 50k race yesterday with about 500 other trail running fanatics. Unfortunately my race ended around mile 21 when I chose to drop. It was a tough race and thoughts and emotions are still swirling but wanted to put things down in writing although I’m sure my thoughts and judgments will change over the next few days and weeks. The Leona Divide 50k was part of long term plan to attempt and finish my first ultra this year. In December I started training for my first attempt, the Sean O’Brien 50k but then I figured I should attempt a trail marathon so I switched…
  • Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Last year I signed up for the Bandit Ultra Trail Race 30k and the days leading up to the race I got sicker and sicker. The day before the race I thought I could pull it off even though I had massive body aches and felt like death warmed over. I picked up my bib and shirt but by the time I got home I was a wreck and had to DNS the race. This year I went back to the Bandit a week after running the Sean O’ Brien Marathon but went to volunteer. If you were in the race, I was one of the guys along with JK who helped steer 50k, 30k and 15k runners around the first loop then onto the first…
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  • Instagram Finally Allows Landscape and Portrait Photos

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Android/iPhone: Instagram has rolled out an update to its app that allows you post landscape or portrait photos and videos, finally ditching the requirement to make photos square.Read more...
  • See Whether It’s Cheaper to Fly Home for Christmas or Thanksgiving

    Kristin Wong
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    The holidays are creeping up, and it’s time to start thinking about booking flights to visit friends or family across the country. Depending on where you plan to travel, prices might be considerable cheaper at Thanksgiving than Christmas, or vice versa.Read more...
  • Build this DIY Miter Saw Table from a Single Sheet of Plywood

    Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    A miter saw table enables you to support longer stock when making your cuts. This one has handy leaves that lock in place or fold down for storage.Read more...
  • Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get a New Phone

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to use. I’ve been an iOS user since the start, and for the first time recently decided to do a clean install instead of loading my settings from a backup. I forgot how many default settings I had to change just to make iOS useableRead more...
  • The 10 Most Expensive Countries for Tourists to Visit

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Vacations are expensive, and some destinations can be pricier than others. Here are the most expensive countries around the world for tourists, according to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015. Read more...
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  • The iPhone 6s' Biggest Upgrade Is All About That Camera

    Darren Orf
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:25 am
    The iPhone 6s seems to be a boring upgrade as far as aesthetics go. Surprise! It’s going to look almost identical to the year-old iPhones already out there. But as we approach ever closer to that September 9 Apple event, more leaks are fleshing out what exactly the 6s is going to deliver on the inside. And it looks like it’s all about that camera.Read more...
  • You’ll be able to watch Apple’s September 9th event on a Windows 10 PC.

    Sean Hollister
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    You’ll be able to watch Apple’s September 9th event on a Windows 10 PC. Traditionally, Apple has limited the livestream to its own Safari browser on iOS and OS X operating systems—barring workarounds—but this time you can officially watch it in the new Microsoft Edge browser.Read more...
  • Leaked Photos Show the New Moto 360 May Come In Two Sizes, Like the Apple Watch

    Mario Aguilar
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    The first smartwatch to get us excited about Android Wear last year, the Moto 360 , is due for a new version. In new leaked images of the supposed update, we’re getting a look at what appears to be two different versions of the smartwatch.Read more...
  • Siri Has a Lot To Say About Apple's Big Announcement

    Alissa Walker
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:48 am
    Apple’s next event is September 9 and there’s lots of speculation about what they’re going to announce. iPads ! iPhones ! Apple TV? Instead of hanging your head about wondering, why not just ask Siri? Well, she’s not telling, and she’s actually being quite coy about the whole thing.Read more...
  • Apple's Next iPhone Event Is September 9

    Darren Orf
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    As we expected , Apple’s next iPhone will be announced on September 9, 2015—the same date as last year’s iPhone event. We’re expecting Force Touch, better cameras, and better processors all wrapped in a similar looking design. But Mega iPads and Apple TV (set-top box and streaming service) are expected to also make an appearance.Read more...
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  • Instagram no longer thinks it's hip to be square

    Sean Buckley
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Ask any photographer: good composition is essential to capturing a great image. Ask that same photographer the most frustrating thing about Instagram, and they'll probably say "aspect ratio." Since its launch, every image or video uploaded to the s...
  • Evernote shutting down its Food apps for iOS and Android

    Edgar Alvarez
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    Evernote Food has been around since 2011, but it looks like its days are numbered. In a blog post today, Evernote announced that the service's apps for iOS and Android, which allowed people to share recipes and book restaurant reservations, will no...
  • Google: EU is 'wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics'

    Andrew Tarantola
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    Google officially responded to charges levelled by the European Commission that it unfairly favored its own products over its competition and abused its market dominance to crowd out potential rivals. The EC began poking around back in 2010 so this...
  • Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus event takes off on September 9th

    Jessica Conditt
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:29 am
    It's that time of year again. Apple's next iPhone event will take place on September 9th at 10AM PT, live at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This is expected to be the unveiling of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which are reported to...
  • iPhone 6S might sport animated wallpapers like Apple Watch

    Devindra Hardawar
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Yet another feature that's been on Android for years might be finally making its way to the iPhone: animated wallpapers! Specifically, Apple is reportedly planning to bring over the elegant "Motion" Apple Watch faces to the iPhone 6S, according to...
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  • The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
  • Chrome is getting more aggressive about silencing autoplay videos

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    Chrome is getting more aggressive about that least popular web feature: autoplay video. A new post from engineer François Beaufort laid out Chrome's new approach, which will block playback as long as a given autoplay video is in a background tab. The browser will still load the video as soon as the tab is opened, but it won't start it until you visit the page itself, hopefully preventing the usual surprise when a late-loading video starts up in the background.
  • Sea levels are rising and show no signs of stopping

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Sea level rise due to warming oceans and melting ice is by now unavoidable. According to new NASA research released this week, sea levels have risen an average of almost 3 inches since 1992. "Given what we know now about how the ocean expands as it warms and how ice sheets and glaciers are adding water to the seas," explained Steve Nerem, lead of NASA's new Sea Level Change Team, "it’s pretty certain we are locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise, and probably more. The west coast of the United States, for instance, has actually seen falling sea levels in recent…
  • iPhone 6s: Force Touch and Other Big Changes on Way

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    Apple is gearing up for the next versions of its smartphone. Invites have gone out for Apple's September 9th event, and we can only assume it means the rumors about the next iPhones will be put to rest then. From a sharper camera and more memory to the addition of Force Touch technology found in other Apple hardware, here's what we know about Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S Plus so far.
  • In Spain, Google Street View car targeted by tomato throwers

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:22 am
    All it wanted was to capture the aftermath of Spain's annual Tomatina festival, but in the end, the Google Street View car turned out to be a ripe target for tomato throwers. The car's windows and mirrors as well as its cameras were damaged, Spanish media said, but Google said no-one had been injured. "The Street View team went to the Tomatina festival where they were going to collect images after the tomato fight," the company said.
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  • Have You Tried Asking Siri To Give You A Hint?

    Romain Dillet
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
     Hey Siri, give me a hint. Apple just invited journalists to his annual September press event. It’s happening on September 9th at 10am. But the best part of this invite is the attention to details and Apple’s easter eggs. Read More
  • IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing

    Ray Kingman
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
     The ties that bind consumers to brands are growing stronger. At the same time, however, they are fading into the background, thanks to the Internet of Things. Today, a slew of devices, from refrigerators to thermostats, are connecting to the Internet. Soon, the signals from those devices will automate thousands of purchases consumers make. Read More
  • Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

    Sarah Perez
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
     According to a new report out this morning from IDC, Apple is now the number two wearable maker, thanks to its Apple Watch, coming in just behind market leader Fitbit during the second quarter of 2015. And it’s a close race, the analyst firm found. Apple shipped 3.6 million units in Q2 2015, just 0.8 million units shy of Fitbit’s total 4.4 million units, the report states.… Read More
  • Apple Patents Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

    Natasha Lomas
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:48 am
     Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day. According a patent published this week, Cupertino is eyeing up making wireless earbuds which also incorporate bone-conduction technology in order to improve voice communications. Read More
  • LG Made A Full-Size Keyboard For Mobiles That Folds Into A Stick To Fit In Your Bag

    Jon Russell
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:40 pm
     If you ever wanted to stuff a full-size keyboard inside your (big) pockets or bag, then LG’s got your back with its newest product. Read More
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  • Microsoft Snip Makes Screenshots On Windows Much Better

    Adnan Farooqui
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:26 am
    If you own a Windows-powered computer, particularly one that is touch-enabled, and take screenshots often then you’re going to love Microsoft’s new tool. It’s called Snip and it has been released today in beta, Snip lets you easily take screenshots and then annotate on them and even record audio over the top. So if you want to easily create a screen tutorial on your computer all you need now is the Microsoft Snip app, it’s that easy.Snip will hover at the top of the desktop so that it’s always instantly available to capture desktop screen, webcam shot or just…
  • T-Mobile Wants BlackBerry Users To Come Back

    Adnan Farooqui
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    It appears that T-Mobile and BlackBerry really have repaired their relationship. Last year the carrier launched a promotion inviting BB owners on its network to switch to the iPhone, this obviously didn’t sit too well with the company and it decided to end business dealings with Magenta. The relationship was mended when BB’s recent device was launched on T-Mobile and now the carrier is running a new promotion that wants BB owners to come back. Those who want to switch over to T-Mobile during this promotion require an unlocked BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap, Q5 or…
  • Rainbow Mika Part Of Street Fighter 5 Roster

    Edwin Kee
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    At the end of last month, we learnt that the worldwide launch of Street Fighter 5 will happen on the same day, which is always a nice thing to have since everyone can jump aboard the game and share their thoughts about it on online forums right after having a few rounds with it. Before you get all too excited, here is one more thing about the game – it looks like the fighter roster has just been expanded with another femme fatale – Rainbow Mika.Rainbow Mika might look demure and innocent, but she is certainly not one who tiptoes around the tulips. No sir, she will instead sport a…
  • Windows 10 Mobile Release Date Still Not Confirmed

    Adnan Farooqui
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Now that Windows 10 has been released for computers we’re waiting on Microsoft to roll out the latest iteration of its operating system to smartphones as well. The company has said in the past that it will release Windows 10 Mobile over the fall but no confirmed date has been provided yet.It appears that when the software does arrive it won’t be available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices that have less than 8GB of onboard storage. All devices that can run Windows Phone 8.1 will be compatible with Windows 10 Mobile, however the German version of Windows 10 Mobile’s website…
  • Apple Sends Invites For September 9 Press Event

    Edwin Kee
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    You know that Apple has something big up their sleeves this coming September 9, but the thing is, we have no concrete idea on what the Cupertino firm is going to roll out, other than an inkling. Well, it is not too far away, and a fortnight from now, all buzzing questions will be answered, so it is far from surprising that the company had already sent out invites for a press event that will be held on that day in where else but San Francisco.Most folks do expect Apple to up the ante when it comes to revealing a new set of iPhones, where these will most probably be known as the iPhone 6s as…
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  • New Cognistx App Will Change the Way You Shop

    Kayla Matthews
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Modern day high-tech marketing is fraught with inaccurate recommendations and suggestions for items already purchased. It also has a reputation for giving consumers the impression that their privacy is being violated by bots that monitor their web browsing habits. Cognistx is a soon-to-be-released app that promises to change that. Modern Day ECommerce Marketing One of 2015’s retail trends is the increased usage of state-of-the-art technology in marketing. Contemporary digital marketers are always looking for a better mousetrap when it comes to catching people in the lower end of the sales…
  • What you should know about the OS X flaw

    Kayla Matthews
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    The latest version of OS X includes a new bug that is being exploited by hackers. The bug enables hackers to install malware on a Mac, even without a password. The cause for this bug is due to a new feature in OS X that logs errors, which was recently discovered to be highly exploitable by hackers. With the error log vulnerability, hackers are able to create files with root privileges anywhere on OS X. Anti-malware firm Malwarebytes elaborated on the malicious installer’s threat: “The sudoers file is a hidden Unix file that determines, among other things, who is allowed to get root…
  • Lowepro waterproof camera bag review

    Barb Gonzalez
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Lowepro DryZone BP40L Waterproof camera bag Cameras and water don’t mix but a waterproof camera bag makes it possible to protect cameras on rivers, lakes, or the ocean. On a recent rafting trip of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, I was thankful that I had the Lowepro BP 40L backpack to keep my camera equipment dry along the 90-plus miles of whitewater splashing into the boat on the 6-day ROW adventures expedition. Despite class IV and V rapids, the Lowepro backpack never let a single drop of water come in contact with my equipment. The BP 40L is similar to a dry day bag used on…
  • Here’s what you can control in a smart home

    Joe Paone
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:24 am
    This post is sponsored by URC. Are you intrigued by the concept of the smart home? Curious about all the things you can control? You came to the right place. You might be surprised at all the things you can control in your smart home. Entertainment. The days where you were required to sit in front of a TV or home stereo are over. Now you can listen to, watch and control video and audio wherever you are in the house. Throwing a party? You can have different music playing in each room of the house, and enjoy music from streaming services like Pandora and Spotify as well as your own personal…
  • New tech developments could revolutionize how we store green energy

    Kayla Matthews
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    As operating costs continue to rise, green energy is becoming more prominent in both the consumer and enterprise spaces. Companies and consumers alike are looking to conserve energy, waste fewer resources and spend less money. The sentiment is definitely understandable. That’s why a variety of new and unique technologies are in the works to help cut down some of the costs we rack up. Modern technologies like solar-powered equipment and utilities, electric cars, green building materials and even recycled e-waste may eventually have a huge impact on our lives. One new form of technology —…
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  • At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement

    Jack M. Germain
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Happy Birthday, Linux Project -- this week you turned 24. The Linux OS has grown up everywhere. Its code and the open source model are found worldwide. People often use linux without knowing it -- when they search on Google, buy metro tickets or surf the Web. Linux powers all of that infrastructure. Linux travels worldwide on airplanes, and it's embedded in many of the smart devices that bring ultra convenience to our homes and cars. It runs our WiFi routers and our Android phones and tablets.
  • No Joke, MultiFab Prints 10 Materials at Once

    Quinten Plummer
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, this week presented a new MultiFab printer at SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. For all of the promise 3D printing has offered, additive manufacturing techniques generally have been limited to one material at a time -- until now. The new multifabrication printer, still under development, boasts the ability to work with up to 10 materials simultaneously, and the implications are huge.
  • Cortana Cozies Up to Android Users

    Richard Adhikari
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Microsoft on Monday released a public beta of its Cortana personal assistant for Android. The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on users' Windows: set and get reminders; search the Web on the go; track information such as flight details; and begin and complete tasks across all a user's devices. Cortana will find answers on the Web in response to spoken or typed requests, including things like sports scores, movie times, where to find a particular kind of restaurant, and other factual information.
  • Wii U to Become Pokken Tournament Playing Field

    Quinten Plummer
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have announced that Pokken Tournament -- the Pokemon fighting game developed by Namco Bandai -- will expand from arcades in Japan to a worldwide launch on the Wii U in the spring of 2016. Instead of just issuing commands to use special attacks, players of the fighting game can direct the blows their Pokemon deliver. Although Namco Bandai's role as developer may imply game play characteristic of titles like Soul Caliber and Tekken, Pokken Tournament is for Pokemon fans first.
  • Linux Foundation Wants to Pin a Badge on Secure Open Source Software

    Jack M. Germain
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Core Infrastructure Initiative last week announced a program that will offer badges to open software developers who follow best practice software development and security procedures. CII announced the free Badge Program at LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America. The CII, a project of the Linux Foundation, enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and software developers to collaborate on the identification and funding of critical open source projects in need of assistance.
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  • Smart Prepaid Big Bytes 50 gets an upgrade

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:23 am
    Smart Prepaid Big Bytes 50 just got an upgrade. Now, you can surf the web, stream movies, music and play games more than before with the upgraded Big Bytes 50, now with 950MB of access for 3 days. The new Big Bytes 50 now offers an increased 350MB allocated data volume and now comes with […] No related posts.
  • OBI Worldphone launches OBI SF1 and OBI SJ1.5

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    Obi just launched the OBI SF1 and SJ1.5 smartphones. Designed by San Francisco based design company Ammunition, the OBI SF1 and SJ1.5 smartphones delivers ‘elegant design and no-compromise technologies and features’ Both the OBI SF1 and SJ1.5 smartphones have 5-inch displays, with the higher-spec’d SF1 bearing an elevated screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 […] No related posts.
  • MyPhone MY22 and MY23 completes the MyPhone MY series

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:28 am
    Completing the MyPhone MY series are the MY22 and MY23 quad core smartphones. The MY22 carries the same SRP as the MY23 at Php 2,999 but comes with a non-IPS display and a trimmed down 512MB RAM + 4GB internal storage. MyPhone My22 Specs 5″ Display 1.3GHz Quad-Core Android 4.4 KitKat 5MP Main Camera w/ […] You might also like: MyPhone MY21 affordable quad core smartphone for only Php 1,999 After announcing the MyPhone MY31 few days ago, MyPhone is...
  • LG G4 Stylus now available in the Philippines for Php 10,990

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    Few months after its announcement, LG’s mid-range smartphone, LG G4 Stylus is now finally available in the country. The LG G4 Stylus inherits most of the flagship G4’s features flaunting the same arc shaped body, functional rear keys, Gesture Shot, Knock Code along with others. Aside from the enhanced rubberdium stylus pen for taking quick […] You might also like: LG outs mid-range G4 Stylus, G4c devices Similar to last year, LG also unveiled two mid-range versions of...
  • LG to unveil 10.1-inch G Pad II at IFA

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:01 am
    LG is set to unveil the LG G Pad II 10.1 at the IFA 2015 in Berlin next week. Its most advanced model of the G Pad tablet series to date, the LG G Pad II 10.1 will now feature a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) display, a 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 […] No related posts.
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  • Is Trackd the app musicians & songwriters have been waiting for?

    Sadie Hale
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Recording songs could be about to get much quicker, easier and more collaborative, with the release of music-mixing app Trackd. Available for iOS on the iTunes store, Trackd aims to simplify the recording process by allowing users to record 8-track songs straight from their iPhone, as well as mix, pan, play, scrub, and delete recordings. There’s […] The post Is Trackd the app musicians & songwriters have been waiting for? appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Following strangers on Instagram can depress you, says study

    Sadie Hale
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    Following celebrities on Instagram can have negative psychological effects, as found by research published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. As Clapway reports, the peer-reviewed study, published in the journal’s May edition, found that “there is growing evidence that following strangers on [social networks] and comparing oneself to others have important implications for well-being.” It […] The post Following strangers on Instagram can depress you, says study appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Would you blog on Facebook? Notes gets a revamp

    Sadie Hale
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:37 am
    Facebook has confirmed it is revitalising its long-forgotten Notes platform, perhaps in a bid to attract bloggers. Most of us can’t even remember how to access Notes, let alone use them – that’s how long it’s been since we paid attention. (For the record, click the More tab beneath your cover photo, click Manage sections, then tick the […] The post Would you blog on Facebook? Notes gets a revamp appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • LIVALL Bling Helmet is the world’s first smart cycling helmet

    Sadie Hale
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    With danger on the roads being an ever-present issue for cyclists, especially in London, it’s about time we turned to technology to make ourselves safer – and the latest innovation comes in the form of LIVALL’s Bling Helmet. While it doesn’t look particularly special, this is no ordinary cycling helmet. LIVALL, a Chinese company, has integrated some […] The post LIVALL Bling Helmet is the world’s first smart cycling helmet appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Ministry of Sound launches the Audio M and Audio M Plus speakers

    Sadie Hale
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    Just in time for the last month of long summer evenings, Ministry of Sound has released two new nifty speakers, the Audio M and the Audio M Plus. Both models are small and stylish, with apt-X Bluetooth, True Wireless Stereo mode (in which you can pair two units to play your tunes in high-quality real […] The post Ministry of Sound launches the Audio M and Audio M Plus speakers appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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  • ‘Digital delay’ leaves children at online risk – NSPCC and O2 to offer helpline for parents

    Chris Price
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    Parents are leaving it too late to tackle the issue of online safety with their children which could be putting them at risk of danger. That’s the main finding of a new YouGov survey commissioned by mobile phone provider O2 and the NSPCC. YouGov, which interviewed more than 2000 parents and children aged between the ages of eight and 13, found that although 91 per cent of eight year olds use the internet, most parents don’t actually talk to them about online safety until they are at least nine – a delay that could be leaving children at risk from crimes such as cyber…
  • Top five left-handed gadgets for Left Handed Day 2015 #lefthandersday

    James O'Malley
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    Today is apparently International Left Handed Day – a day presumably intended to promote understanding of the terrible hardships experienced by those who were not as lucky as the rest of us in the genetic lottery as to receive correctly working hands. Lefties are a strange bunch – all of the verbal abuse – calling them freaks of nature, and the jokes made at their expense (and this is just stuff I’ve done) – has not caused them to man-up and take it as you might expect, but seems to have made them a hideously insecure bunch. Google for “left handed”,…
  • Join iCracked for ‘Wrappy Hour’ at London’s ‘safest’ bar

    Chris Price
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    Wrappy hour: Londoners enjoy drinks at iCracked’s bubble-wrapped ‘world’s safest bar’ in Covent Garden where it’s impossible to break your phone. As PR gimmicks go this isn’t a bad one. iCracked, an on-demand repair service for iPhones, iPads and Samsung devices is inviting people to ‘Wrappy Hour’ at what it claims is the world’s safest bar tonight (13th August). The event takes place in Covent Garden from 6pm until 10pm and as the bar is covered from top to bottom in bubble wrap and foam even the clumsiest of drinkers should keep their phones intact throughout…
  • OnePlus 2 invites sent out to registered buyers

    Chris Price
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    OnePlus is sending purchase invites to those who have registered online to buy the recently launched OnePlus 2. OnePlus confirmed via Twitter that registered buyers around the world can check their email and purchase the OnePlus 2. Around three million customers have registered to receive invites to purchase the device via OnePlus’ reservation list. Registrations are still open, and OnePlus will be sending unused/reserved invites to some of the registered people. Those who have received the invite to purchase the OnePlus 2 need to do so within 24 hours, otherwise the invite will…
  • WalkCar – the world’s smallest electric vehicle. Perfect for tube strikes?

    Chris Price
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:14 am
    Personal transportation is all the range with all kinds of hoverboards and so called Swegways now on the market, proving particularly popular with kids. But Japanese firm Cocoa Motors seems to be going one step further with a portable electric vehicle called the WalkCar that can be stored in a shoulder bag and has enough power to push along a passenger weighing 120Kg. Billed as the world’s smallest electric vehicle, it incorporates a rechargeable battery which takes roughly three hours to charge from flat via USB. It is capable of providing a top speed of 6.2 mph with a range of 7.5…
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  • Apple invites press to “Hey Siri, give us a hint!” event on September 9

    Andru Edwards
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    Apple has sent invitations to press for it’s “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” event, happening on September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. As has become annual tradition, this will be the event where Apple unveils its next set of iPhones, including the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. There are also rumors of a potential iPhone 6c, as well as a long-awaited new Apple TV. It won’t be long now, iPhone fans—Apple takes the stage in just 13 days. In the meantime, feel free to keep bugging Siri and see if she gives you an early scoop. What's…
  • How to set up Sonos

    Andru Edwards
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Check out how ridiculously simple it is to set up a Sonos component, in this case, the Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker. Be sure to head on over to the Gear Live YouTube channel for more of our tech video goodness! Continue reading How to set up Sonos Tags: help, how to, how to set up sonos, sonos, sonos play 1, sonos play 3, tutorials, videos, wireless speakers, youtube, How to set up Sonos originally appeared on Gear Live on Mon, August 24, 2015 - 4:39:23
  • Bleeding Edge TV 539: DTS Play-Fi Multi-room Wireless Music Streaming

    Andru Edwards
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Play-Fi is the whole-home wireless streaming technology from the audio experts at DTS. With Play-Fi, compatible speakers and receivers can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet, or PC, sending music from your favorite music services like Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and Deezer, as well as songs stored on your local home network DLNA server. You can find Play-Fi compatible audio components from companies like Phorus, Definitive Technology, Polk, Wren, and Hewlett-Packard. You can get Play-Fi-compatible devices now! Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube…
  • Unboxing Live 167: Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+

    Andru Edwards
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:57 pm
    If you need an insanely fast external SSD drive for your Mac or PC, then look no further than the Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+. Despite the name, you can use this drive with either Thunderbolt or USB 3.0, and since it is an SSD with no moving parts, it's ridiculous fast with read and write speeds. I use it to do video editing directly off of for Final Cut Pro X, and it never skips a beat. You can pick up the Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ now. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel, and also--we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for…
  • Stop at Best Buy for that Back to School SanDisk flash storage

    Andru Edwards
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Summer is nearing an end, and back to school season is in full swing. As you shop for those notebooks, backpacks, pencils, and the like, be sure to keep in mind that we live in a digital world where students are expected to become comfortable with technology. Homework now involves the Internet and the usage of tablets and laptops to get the job done. When moving those items around, it’a always good to have a backup, even in the age of cloud storage. SanDisk is always up to the challenge, and I’ve relied on SanDisk digital storage for over a decade when it comes to photography, and…
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  • IDTechEx sees a $184 million flexible encapsulation market by 2020

    Ron Mertens
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    IDTechEx Research says that the flexible encapsulation (barrier) market for flexible devices (such as displays, but not only) will reach over $184 by 2020. IDTechEx sees next-gen single-layer encapsulation solutions to capture a part of the market in the future.IDTechEx also takes a look at two specific technologies. Flexible glass is not seen to become the solution of choice in the short to medium terms due to the fragility and the fact that it cannot be stressed out of axis - and extreme flexibility can be a problem. Flexible glass is seen to be the best choice for a substrate material,…
  • New OLED gadget: Olympus E-M10 II

    Ron Mertens
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    The E-M10 II is an entry-level mirrorless camera that features a 16.1 mp sensor, Full-HD video (60/50 fps), 5-axis image stabilization, a 3" tilting LCD and an OLED viewfinder (1024x768).The E-M10 II will start shipping towards the end of August for $650 (body only).
  • Mitsubishi and Pioneer launched bluelight-less OLED lighting panels

    Ron Mertens
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer announced that they developed a bluelight-less OLED lighting panel. The OLE-P0909-C3S module which contains this panel is actually already shipping, and it is produced using the wet-coating process developed by the two Japanese companies.The new panel emits a minimal portion of blue light - less than 1% of the amount emitted by Mitsubishi and Pioneer's regular 3000K OLED panel. The panel is a candle-color type - with a 1900K color temperature. The module size is 92.4x92.4 mm (active area 76x76 mm) and is 4.3 mm thick. The maximum luminance is 3,000 cd/m2.Read…
  • AUO to show a bendable AMOLED that detects manipulation

    Ron Mertens
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Tomorrow AU Optronics will unveil a new 5" bendable AMOLED prototype that integrates a sensor that can detect when user bend the panel. The idea that detecting the size and direction of the manipulation can help create a user interface that complements regular touch functions. The 2011 Nokia Kinetic demonstrator This is the first time we hear of an OLED display maker that is going to present such a prototype - but the idea is not new. Nokia demonstrated a similar device back in 2011 - the so-called Kinetic phone concept used a 4" OLED that was bendable, and bending the device could be used to…
  • Wisechip sees fast growth in the wearable display market, is world's second largest PMOLED maker

    Ron Mertens
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    Taiwan-based PMOLED maker Wisechip says that the company is the world's second largest PMOLED maker, and is now enjoying the surge in the PMOLED wearable market - due to its three-year long focus on that market.Wisechip quotes IHS DisplaySearch that sees the PMOLED market growing from 53.5 million units ($368 million in sales) to over 70 million units (and almost $450 million in sales) in 2015. The volume growth will continue until 2018, while revenues will reach a peak in 2016 and then decline (due to lower average panel costs, evidently). Most of the growth will come from wearable devices…
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  • Everspin and Aupera unveil an all-MRAM M.2 for factor storage module

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Everspin and Aupera unveiled the world's first all-MRAM storage module in the M.2 form factor. Aupera's AupM001 is an M.2 MRAM module that incorporates Evespin's 64Mbit EMD3D064M ST-MRAM chips and a PCIe backhaul interface to enable higher-performing flash array systems.AupM001's initial capacity is 32 MB, with higher capacities coming soon. AupM001 is currently used in Aupera’s All Flash Array system for parity check and as a hardware accelerated engine for specific applications that require low latency and high performance.
  • Graphene and Tantalum enables a new kind of high-density efficient memory

    11 Aug 2015 | 4:42 am
    Scientists at Rice University have created a solid-state memory technology based on graphene and tantalum oxide (a common insulator in electronics) that allows for high-density storage with a minimum occurrence of computer errors.The new devices require only two electrodes per circuit, making them simpler than present-day flash memories that use three. The new design is also said to require 100 times less energy than present devices. It is a new way to make nonvolatile computer memories - memories that hold their data even when the power is off, unlike volatile random-access computer memories…
  • Avalanche Technology starts to sample 32/64 Mbit STT-MRAM chips

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    STT-MRAM developer Avalanche Technology announced that it began to sample STT-MRAM chips. Avalanche's proprietary perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pMTJ) cells are manufactured in a high volume, low cost, standard CMOS 300mm process. Those first sample chips are 32Mbit and 64Mbit in size, and offer an industry-standard SPI interface built on a 55nm-node foundry process. Avalanche is also offering its STT-MRAM technology (which they brand as AvRAM) under license as embedded memory for integrated SOC designs. Avalanche reported several new key patents awarded since the beginning of 2014.
  • Crocus raised $21 million, has over 250 sensor customers, will break even in Q1 2016

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    Crocus Technology has secured $21 million in a new financing round. All of Crocus’ historical French and international investors participated in the round, including NanoDimension, Innovation Capital, IdInvest Partners, and Rusnano. Founded in 2004, Crocus has raised $194 million to date.Crocus says that since it began producing MLU-based magnetic sensors in mid-2014, they have over 250 customers. The new capital will help Crocus to deploy its sensor product line in the key target markets: industrial, consumer electronics, automotive and solutions for IoT. Crocus will also strengthen…
  • Koyo Electronics adopts Everspin's MRAM for their new Direct Logic PLC

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    Everspin announced that Koyo Electronics Industries adopted their MRAM chips in their new battery-free Direct Logic 205 (DL205) Series Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The DL205 is Koyo's most configurable and versatile solution in their portfolio. Everspin's MRAM enables data integrity and reliability in harsh environments, and instant event save in the event of a power loss and without the need for a battery.The DL205 uses Everspin's 1-Megabit parallel interface (MR0A16A) MRAM chip.
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

    30 Oct 2016 | 9:00 am
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10AM PT, San Francisco 5pm - London | 1pm - New York | Thu, Oct 31th at 4am - Sydney | Thu, Oct 31th at 2am - Tokyo | Thu, Oct 31th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Carlos Andreu, Raj Balasubramanian Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise or backend developers who have dabbled in building web sites but hasn't spent much time on mobile,…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

    18 Jun 2013 | 11:33 am
    This is part 2 of the How to Promote Your Webinar post I wrote a few weeks ago.  In the first part, I discussed using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and industry publications.  Here are some more ideas: Video or audio introduction – Create a video or audio introduction about your webinar to embed in your website and event invitations.  Hearing or seeing an introduction to your webinar will help convert potential registrants.  Post it on YouTube, Viddler,Vimeo and other video sites to get more visibility. Email signature – Add your webinar to your email signature.  You’d be…
  • How to Best Leverage Your Webinar

    18 Feb 2013 | 5:06 pm
    You’ve drawn up and refined your message, crafted your slides, rehearsed, posted it on, and you’re a week out from presenting on your favorite webinar platform.    But how do you make sure your audience shows up? And once it’s over, what are you going to do with that time investment? First, your audience, like your teenage son, needs to be reminded of their commitment. Make sure that you select a webinar platform with an automated reminder system. Ideally, it would have the ability to send an email upon registration, a day before the event, an hour before the…
  • Steps to Host a Webinar for Generating Business Leads and Enhancing Sales

    14 Jan 2013 | 7:24 pm
    Conducting your first webinar is a daunting task but everyone has to start somewhere. It takes a lot of hard work to host a successful webinars that will effectively create an overwhelming number of sales.  You should remember that conducting successful webinar is advantageous for your business.  Thus, while communicating your message, you should be strategic as well as tactical. Being strategic indicates that everything you do should be relevant to the business goals of your organization.  You should also be tactical so that you always put the correct message in the correct channel and…
  • When Should You Host a Paid Webinar?

    18 Oct 2012 | 9:45 am
    The decision of conducting a paid webinar and how much you should charge for your webinar depends on your business goals.  If you are planning to promote a product or service or to develop your business leads, a free webinar would be the right choice for you as it helps in maximizing the number of audience who participate in the webinar.  Thus, many start-up companies prefer offering their expertise free of cost to obtain more registrations to increase the number of participants. Moreover, a free webinar is much easier to implement as the host doesn’t have to take the pain of processing…
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  • How do I hide my friends on Facebook?

    Owen Cutajar
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I really don’t want my friends to see my other friends on Facebook. Is there a way I can hide them? Facebook gives you the ability to share all kinds of information with your business colleagues, such as important updates, employment history and even your friends. Left unchecked, your profile page can be easily viewed by just about anyone with an Internet connection or a mobile phone. While this can be beneficial when trying to increase your small business’s Web presence using your Facebook account, it can also be detrimental at times, like when you’re looking for a new job.
  • How do I resize a batch of images on my Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    I have a number of photos that I’d like to resize so they’re a bit smaller before I upload to my website. Do I need a Photoshop on my Mac to do this or is there an easier way? You can easily batch resize groups of images within Mac OS X by using the included Preview app, that is, taking a group of pictures set at one or various resolutions, and collectively resize them all together in a group to a new resolution, outputting either as the same file or as a new file saved at the newly desired resolution. Long ago you had to buy expensive third party software for this purpose, but no…
  • How do I install Mavericks on my old Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    I have an old Mac I’d like to install Mavericks on but I seem to have lost the admin password. How can I do this? Believe it or not, you don’t really need to be an admin to upgrade your Mac OS. However, you do need to boot right into the installer rather than try and launch it from your desktop. You might need a machine you DO have admin access to to create the bootable media, but that’s really all you need. Here’s what you need to do: Before being able to create a bootable OS X installer, you’ll need to do the following first: Use the Mac App Store to download…
  • How do I set up a webcam at home to monitor while I’m out?

    Owen Cutajar
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I was wondering if it’s possible to set up webcam to monitor my house while I’m out. What’s the best way to do this? There are a couple of options on how to do this. My very first setup, many moons ago, consisted of a laptop with a couple of USB webcams connected to it. I was using software to upload an image to an FTP server every 30 seconds. It did the job, but was a pretty flimsy setup. Today I would recommend an out-of-the-box solution called Watchbot. I have one of these little babies set up at home, and it was a doddle to set up. Here’s a photo of the little…
  • What is Bitcoin?

    Owen Cutajar
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:09 pm
    I keep seeing the word Bitcoin come up in the media and on website. What is this Bitcoin thing all about? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of a central authority. It has been called a cryptocurrency because it is decentralized and uses cryptography to control transactions and prevent double-spending, a problem for digital currencies. Once validated, every individual transaction is permanently recorded in a public ledger known as the blockchain. Payment processing is done by a network of private computers often specially tailored to this…
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  • The 5 Hottest Series C Startups from 2014 

    Kira M. Newman
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Mattermarkranked the five fastest-growing Series C startups from last year in its Startup Traction Report, and they are a snapshot of modern trends. We are taking our education into our own hands, learning new skills through General Assembly and Udemy. We are pursuing our passions and running our own jewelry businesses through Chloe + Isabel – not working for others. And all that takes a lot of time, so we need Blue Apron’s help with the cooking. Series C is typically the fourth round of funding that a startup raises, after seed and Series A-B.  The size of a Series C round varies,…
  • Financial Trading Data is More Accessible with Money.Net

    Lauren Zeien
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Financial trading is a long-told story, glamorized in movies and splashed across the news showcasing the highs and lows of its lifestyle. What’s rarely showcased is the technology behind what makes it all possible. For decades, trading floors have been a disaster of intertwining traders sharing a single screen to make split-second million dollar decisions. Talk about a gamble. Earlier this year, Former Global Head of Commodities at Bloomberg LP, Morgan Downey, decided enough was enough and invented Global markets are complex and ever-changing, so why would he want to invent a…
  • The Tech Bubble 2.0 is Cooling: How to Weather the Coming Slowdown

    Paul Grossinger
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    History is doomed to repeat itself: just as the golden years of Silicon Valley 1.0 ended in horrifying fashion in the 2000-1 bust, the boom times of the 2010-2015 tech bubble will end very soon. Always listen to the naysayers but with a caveat: the end is coming, sure, but it will be a slowdown not a collapse. Here are some tips to how to weather the coming slowdown with a burgeoning startup: Raise Capital Now, Even if You Don’t Need it Timing is the greatest ally of startup success, time is its greatest enemy. The best thing you can give yourself in a downturn is time: time to prove out…
  • The 4 Step Guide To Blogging As a Business

    Dianna Labrien
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Blogging can be hard. Especially for a business that has numerous other channels to cater – sales, user-experience marketing, etc. However, blogging for businesses is still most traffic-boosting and lead-generating content delivery platform. Here are 5 facts to prove the point of having a blog: Boost your SEO: Companies that blog regularly receive 97% more inbound links and 434% more indexed pages compared to those without a blog. Boost your traffic: I don’t even talk about the times when posts go viral, but in general, having a base of 21 to 54 articles increases your traffic by…
  • Fantasy Football’s History is a Metaphor for Your Startup

    Will Schmidt
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The official kickoff for the 2015 NFL season is right around the corner, we’re burning through preseason, but right now it’s all about fantasy football drafts. Literally everybody’s doing it: all you need is a laptop, internet, and one of the many free platforms to schedule a synchronized, online draft. Nowadays, it’s a piece of cake. It wasn’t always like that though. In fact, there was a time when people used to draft and play fantasy football purely by hand – computers weren’t a thing and the internet didn’t exist. However, in a world where fantasy football was just a…
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  • Tutorial: Using Gulp with htmlprocess and concatenate
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    I’ve been teaching myself Gulp recently. I found the basics easy to pick up. Although I didn’t consider myself a Grunt expert, I’d taught myself Grunt previously and that helped with me with Gulp. Before we go further, check out the GitHub repository that contains the finished example project we’ll go over here: One thing I have seen in both Grunt and Gulp workflows I’ve used from their repositories was a script code block that looks like the following.
  • How to use HandBrake’s queue feature to convert multiple videos.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    You like videos, right? Then you’re probably familiar with HandBrake, the open source video conversion tool. Encoding a single file is pretty straightforward, but the program has the ability to set up a cue and go through a bunch of shows while you are away from your computer. Here’s a quick video walkthrough on how to use this feature I put together for a friend.
  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • So long Humvee, Hello JLTV

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Oshkosh Corporation wins a multi-billion dollar contract to eventually build 55,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the iconic Humvee.
  • Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Dogs that can sniff out prostate cancer from urine samples have been approved for trial by Britain's National Health Service. Matthew Stock reports.
  • Dental device promises pain-free tooth repair

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    Scientists develop a dental treatment that could vastly reduce the need for unpleasant trips to the dentists, with teeth painlessly repaired using electrical pulses to re-grow natural tooth enamel. Matthew Stock reports.
  • Tech stock swoon could keep IPOs on the shelf

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Rollercoaster trading of tech stocks and two high profile IPOs dropping below debut prices in a week could create challenges for tech companies looking to list.
  • Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    A combination of armed conflict, political upheaval and economic restrictions has unexpectedly decreased air pollution in the Middle East since 2010. Ben Gruber reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • AMD Launches R9 Nano, the World's Most Powerful Graphics Card for Mini-ITX

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    AMD Furies are known for their raw power, their high-tech HBM graphics, and generally for being powerful enough to contend with NVIDIA's top tier graphics cards like the GTX 980Ti.  Having in mind the bigger Furies like the liquid-cooled R9 Fury X and the air-cooled R9 Fury and that both come with 4096 Stream Processors, 256 Texturing Units and 64 Raster Units, you'd think that only seriously big, powerful and hungry cards could hold such raw power. AMD insists on contra... (read more)
  • MIT Researchers Managed to Develop Transparent 3D Printed Glass

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    3D printing every object we need is clearly how we will manufacture things in the future, but one step at a time researchers and scientists are making it a reality. Recently, scientists at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) managed to develop a method of 3D printing glass. As an internal collaboration between different MIT departments, like MIT’s Mediated Matter Group... (read more)
  • Pictures of the Upcoming MSI GTX 980Ti Lightning Have Arrived

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    Ahead of its launch, pictures containing the new MSI flagship graphics card, the GTX 980Ti, were leaked online showing all the necessary details of the OC-series GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning. Pictures revealed online by VideoCardz prove ho... (read more)
  • Fujifilm Outs Several New Firmware Versions to Fix Windows Compatibility Issue

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    Just now, Fujifilm has rolled out several new firmware versions developed for some of its X-series digital cameras, which fix the issue where images or videos stored on camera couldn't be transferred to a Windows 10 PC when using a USB cable. In order to be clear about the releases, the producer has made available for download versions 1.01, 1.02, and 1.03 targeted at Fujifilm’s XQ2, X30, and X20 cameras, respectively, as well as firmware 1.21 compatible with its X100s and ... (read more)
  • PC Sales Will Fall Another 8.7% by the End of This Year

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:51 am
    Although the new Intel Skylake processor has been launched this August together with the new Windows 10, analysts believe sales will continue dropping even more until the end of 2015. The past few quarters of 2015 have been gruesome for PC retailers and manufacturers as they have seen their products lying on their shelves untouched while the mobile markets soared to new heights. While people hoped that their revenues would eventually return after the Skylake launch and a ne... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Apple Event Confirmed for September 9: What You Can Expect

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    This morning Apple confirmed that its next product announcement is September 9. What will the event announce? As usual with Apple, we don't know for certain. But here are some educated guesses. Basically guaranteed: new iPhones, most likely with an improved camera (possibly 12 megapixels and 4K video). A "Force Touch" home button, more durability, and improved specs (better processor and more RAM) are also expected. Highly probable: updates on software, inclduding launches for iOS 9 and watchOS 2. Possible: the unveiling of the next generation of Apple TV, including a touch-based remote…
  • Internal Hackathon Project Leads to Wearable Apps for Busbud

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    Montreal-based Busbud is moving into wearables. On Wednesday, the startup, which allows customers to easily book bus tickets, launched new apps for the Apple watch and Android wear. While Busbud’s standard mobile apps are focused on making it easier to find and buy bus tickets, the wearable apps are aimed at improving user experience during the trip, says LP Maurice, Busbud’s co-founder and CEO. “With the wearable apps, [users] can check the information on their ticket, they can get information about the station,” he says. “You can also get notifications.”…
  • Hardware Looking Like Software as New Business Models Create New Opportunities

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Since the beginning of the consumer tech industry, there’s really only been one business model for hardware startups: build a product and hope people buy it. That’s starting to change - the hardware market is now starting to look more and more like the software business and several Canadian startups are starting to take advantage of this new market. Traditionally, when compared with software, hardware has had a high cost of entry, a higher cost of failure and a long sales cycle. That makes many investors nervous, creating a chicken and egg scenario for hardware startups that need…
  • A Brief History of Hootsuite

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
      This original series documents the stories of Canada's modern tech companies from inception to today.   2008 In 2008, Vancouver-based digital agency Invoke Media released a tool called BrightKit. At the time, BrightKit was an app that allowed users to manage multiple Twitter accounts from a single interface. 2009 In 2009, BrightKit's name changed to HootSuite (then with a capital "S"). The name was suggested by user Matt Nathan, who contributed his idea when the startup asked its Twitter followers for a new name. 2010 After a White House endorsement, Hootsuite (which would…
  • A Snapshot of Next-Gen Financial Technologies and Services in Canada

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    You may have heard that OMERS Ventures recently closed our second fund. We are proud to be working with our valued co-investors, BMO and Cisco Investments, to uncover the next Canadian technology success story. The closing of the fund is a positive signal for Canada's tech sector, and shows the strong interest of private capital in partnering with innovative technology entrepreneurs. One particular group of startups that will be a focus for OMERS Ventures Fund II are those belonging to the FinTech sector - both Financial Technologies and Technology-Enabled Financial Services. Financial…
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  • YouTube Co-Founder To Pay $440,000 Settlement To Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

    Sam Gutelle
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    A legal feud Kim Kardashian and Kanye West launched against one of the co-founders of YouTube has been settled. Chad Hurley, who in 2013 was accused of unlawfully filming KimYe’s engagement and uploading it to video site MixBit, has agreed to pay the power couple $440,000, according to TMZ. Hurley, who co-founded YouTube in 2005 with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, managed to snag an invite to KimYe’s 2013 engagement ceremony, which took place at AT&T Park in San Francisco. At the time, he was looking to drum up support for MixBit, a Vine-like online video service he and Chen had launched…
  • Fund This: Help Unlock Trophies, Stretch Goals For ‘All That Glitters’ Romantic Thriller

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Welcome to the Fund This column! Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments right here. Project Name: Dark Detour, Season 2: All That Glitters Asking For: $3,031 on Indiegogo Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $3,244 Days Remaining In Campaign (At…
  • Sam Tsui Makes Music In A Hotel Room In Partnership With Marriott

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Through its content studio, Marriott has teamed up with digital media stars and delivered high-quality branded videos on the web. For the hotel company’s latest partnership, it paired its Renaissance Hotels brand with YouTube star Sam Tsui, who used the many sounds of a hotel room to create a new music video. Tsui, who has more than 2.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, filmed the video during his stay at a Renaissance hotel during the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. By running his hands under running water, tapping water glasses, and playing with clothes hangers, Tsui…
  • Maker Creators To Unbox ‘Star Wars’ Toys In Global Live Streaming Event

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Disney is finally letting Maker Studios talent have some fun with one of its most popular and well-loved franchises. On September 2, 2015, several Maker creators will participate in a global live streaming event to unbox the brand-new toys from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will premiere in theaters on December 18, 2015. The Star Wars product launch and unboxing live stream event will feature well-known Maker talent like EvanTubeHDBratayleyHobbyKidsTV, and Chris Pirillo. Starting at 5:45 PM EDT in Sydney, Australia (7:45 AM EST on September 3), the 18-hour Star Wars…
  • Rooster Teeth’s ‘Lazer Team’ Feature Film World Premiere Set For September 24

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Rooster Teeth finally has a release date for its first feature film Lazer Team. The Austin-based web production company’s sci-fi comedy movie will make its worldwide premiere at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar during the genre cinema festival Fantastic Fest on September 24, 2015. Presented by FullscreenRooster Teeth’s parent company) and its recently-launched film departmentLazer Team tells the story of four hapless idiots who accidentally don various pieces of a genetically-linking super suit, originally intended for the Champion of Earth to defend the planet from an oncoming…
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  • 6 Ways to Use Email for Digital Discipleship

    Jeffrey Kranz
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    I recently wrote a piece on just how biblical digital discipleship really is, and got a lot of feedback asking for more practical approaches. Well, you asked for it. Over the next few months, I’ll write some thoughts on how to use certain tools and channels for making disciples digitally. Let’s start with email. Digital discipleship is important to me—both in concept and in practice. And that’s not just because I’m working on an app named Disciplr! A Caveat About Digital Discipleship Like I said in my original post, digital discipleship isn’t a standalone thing. Discipleship…
  • Building a Youth Group Website

    Phil Schneider
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Thirty-one. Besides being the number of the ideal woman—get it? (Proverbs 31)—thirty-one is also my age. Yes, that’s right: I’m old. And as such, I’ve moved beyond youth ministry, and yet I still have a deep passion for reaching young people and an enduring respect for those who still bear the calling to reach them. And because I respect youth ministers so much, I’d like to offer a bit of help with your website. But first, a story! Blessed Exposition & Explanation Recently, a youth ministry friend of mine asked me to build him a website. (Incidentally,…
  • 4 Reasons to Take Church Mobile Giving Seriously

    Kent Woodyard
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    I’ve always loved the way the Apostle John ended his Gospel: “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25, ESV). And, loving this verse as I do, I can’t help but be reminded of it every time I read a new “think piece” or “longitudinal study” on the detrimental impact technology–especially mobile technology–has had on us as a culture. Truly, if every blog post, Facebook tirade, op/ed article, and well-intentioned rant about “kids…
  • The Evolution of the Text Message [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you remember when you had to keep track of how many text messages you sent? We’ve come a long way. And while text messaging (SMS) is often overlooked as “aged” technology, it is a super effective for communication, marketing, and even sending your church tithe! From 1984 to today, here’s a quick look at the history of text messaging: [Click for Larger] Do you or your church use text messaging? The Evolution of the Text Message [Infographic] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • 30 Tips for Church Stage Designs

    Eric Dye
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The new e-book from Jonathan Malm, Set the Stage, is chocked full of philosophy and ideas for improving your church stage designs. Sprinkled throughout, are quick tips from some of the top stage designers out there. Check out the full collection here, then check out Set the Stage, to get even more help taking your stage designs from mediocre to great: Study other stage designers. The best way to learn this skill is to be completely immersed in stage designs and learn what others have done. – Steven Hall, lighting director at If you are going to commit to doing a stage…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Basel) Physicists at the University of Basel succeed in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties. The modified material could potentially be used as a sensor for the ecologically damaging nitrogen oxides, scientists report in the latest issue of Nature Communications.
  • A CNIO team finds the way to generate potentially safer stem cells in the laboratory

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)) A finding reveals why the transformation process of differentiated cells into stem cells results in significant damage to the DNA.Researchers have managed to rectify this damage using a simple modification to the culture medium, which produces potentially safer stem cells for use in regenerative medicine.The paper has been published in the journal Nature Communications.
  • NASA sees Tropical Storm Kilo wrapped halfway around itself

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kilo early on Aug. 27, infrared imagery showed that bands of thunderstorms wrapped more than halfway around the system.
  • New theory leads to radiationless revolution

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Australian National University) Physicists have found a radical new way confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away, akin to throwing a pebble into a pond with no splash.The theory could have broad ranging applications from explaining dark matter to combating energy losses in future technologies.
  • NASA data shows Hurricane Ignacio's very cold cloud tops indicate quick strengthening

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When cloud top temperatures get colder, the uplift in tropical cyclones gets stronger and the thunderstorms that make up the tropical cyclones have more strength. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Ignacio and infrared data revealed cloud top temperatures had cooled from the previous day.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • How to Disable SIP and RTP Processing on your Fortigate for VoIP Goodness!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So I’m sitting there… having moved our SIP Gateway and VoIP Phone system behind the Firewall and then OMG ITS NOT WORKING! I mean, it is, and by it is, I mean, no. It isn’t working. :)   Lo and behold technically OMG THE SOLUTION IS DISABLE SIP!  Well, that sounds pretty ridiculous… But I guess it turns out that the system has a native SIP handler and knows better than we do! Well, you’re wrong. You don’t know better than we do, unless ‘knowing better’ means breaking my SIP traffic! That said, there are a few other blogs where I found answers which helped lead…
  • I won Best of IT Transformation at EMC World for “Ten ways to reduce cost while modernizing your IT” #EMCElect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    I’ll tell you, easily one of my LONGEST subject lines ever! But subject length aside, this is actually pretty awesome! For those of you who missed this, here’s the low down from a blog post I published last October.  EMC Proven Knowledge Sharing Competition – Join Now! Abstracts Due 12NOV #EMCElect And for what its worth, my marketing director has done an AWESOME coverage of events here Christopher Kusek earns EMC 2015 Knowledge Sharing Award! So that got it all started… OMG A CONTEST! Well, not even so much as a contest, as it was a raw and heated COMPETITION! What it’d entail…

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    26 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Wow, scream much mr mc screamy? Hey what can I say, I’m excited… For you, the potential win ners of this contest! And Yes, yes I did apply to this contest too, but hey I’m not some evil bastard who is going to hoard something just so I minimize my odds, you should share it too!   So what’s the deal? Well, you know how every year various companies which are integral to virtualization tend to give away free passes to VMworld?  This year, we kick it off with VMTurbo providing not one, not two, but THREE possibilities to win, not one, but TWO passes! Wow that’s a lot of…
  • Why does the “Industry” predict what happens when it’s the Community who Adopts?

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    This is a particularly pressing question that has come up recently.  I even put out a post about it in the SolarWinds Thwack community because they’re such a diverse and engaging community I love the feedback they tend to present! I’ve seen a lot of predictions over the years, whether it is “This is the year of VDI!” (Currently we are on the 7th “year of VDI”)  Or “Big Data is here!” we all know the infinite number of predictions we constantly hear about, I’ve even included one of my own for the coming 2015 from from? ?SingleHop who hit me up at the end of 2014…
  • The EMC VSPEX BLUE is available for Purchase! Also our @Xiologix EMC Storefront for VSPEX BLUE is now LIVE!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute, wait just one minute. What what?!   Yea, that’s right! You can finally start buying EMC’s VSPEX BLUE! Awesome right?!  Also if you remember from my last blog post on this subject,  EMC announces Sapphire on Rails! Err… I mean VSPEX BLUE a VMware EVO:RAILS Solution! I stated that this is only available “Through Channel Partners” So an extra ounce of awesome to that is… OMG WE’RE ONE OF THE CHANNEL PARTNERS! <3 <3 <3 EMC has officially announced a channel distribution model for the EMC VSPEX BLUE but in addition to that,…
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  • Google

    Brad Grier
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    Love today’s Google Doodle. Source: Google Google originally appeared on on August 24, 2015. The post Google appeared first on
  • Card Hunter becomes Loot & Legends and now available for iPad

    Brad Grier
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    I’ve been playing this cool D&D-like game on the PC for a while now, and am quite happy to see it on the iPad. Card Hunter Loot & Legends has a very old-school feel to it, including some ‘unusual’ commentary from the Dungeon Master. It’s a free app, with in-app purchases for additional characters, etc. Worth the download. Card Hunter becomes Loot & Legends and now available for iPad originally appeared on on August 9, 2015. The post Card Hunter becomes Loot & Legends and now available for iPad appeared first on
  • Well then. Flickr re-launches Flickr Pro.

    Brad Grier
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Earlier today flickr re-launched flickr Pro — the premium tier online photo archiving and sharing service now owned by Yahoo! We’re excited to unveil the new Flickr Pro for both existing and new members of our community, a subscription that offers improved stats, brings back our Pro badge, and more. Source: Hey there, Flickr Pro, nice to see you again! | Flickr Blog The ‘more’ includes better analytics, product (Adobe Creative Suite) discounts and shipping discounts. As well as more (or unlimited) storage. Flickr has had a confusing past with Pro. As this Mashable article points out…
  • Testing a new plugin suite — Shortcake Bakery

    Brad Grier
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    Shortcake Bakery uses the Shortcake plugin and extends use of WordPress shortcodes. Makes embedding content in my blog pretty easy. The above video link from Facebook via the Shortcake Bakery. Last week, Daniel Bachhuber and the engineering team at Fusion releasedShortcake Bakery, a plugin that extends the Shortcake project to supply a suite of handy shortcodes for publishers. The plugin currently includes the following: Image Comparison (powered by JuxtaposeJS) Facebook embeds iFrames (require whitelisted hostnames) Infogram embeds PDF’s (powered by PDF.js) Playbuzz embeds Rap Genius…
  • New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby

    Brad Grier
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    After nine years and three billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its five moons on Tuesday morning. Source: New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby — The New York Times New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby originally appeared on on July 14, 2015. The post New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby appeared first on
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  • 5 Harry Potter Secrets You Definitely Didn't Know . . . Until Now

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    Though she may seem like a muggle, JK Rowling is definitely magical. A former waitress without any formal training in creative writing, the author of the Harry Potter series created a world where anything (except maybe Snape investing in decent shampoo) is possible. While she may not be writing any more Potter novels right now (never say never!), there is a new book that will excite fans worldwide: an in-depth bibliography about the author's literary journey. JK Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013 by Philip Errington has been in the works for five years, and it's so detailed that Rowling…
  • How to Create a Wedding Hashtag No One Else Will Have

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    Photo by Watson-Studios via Style Me Pretty There are some brides who ask guests to unplug at their wedding, and some who ask guests to go all out with the photo snapping and sharing. If you're the second type of bride, you're probably already brainstorming your wedding hashtag - you know, the one phrase that guests will use on Instagram and Twitter to round up pictures of your big day. Instead of the more standard conventions you've probably seen all over the place (something like, say, KardashianWestWedding or KimandKanye2014), we bring you 21 unique, creative ideas you haven't thought of.
  • 6 Reasons Buffy the Vampire Slayer Was (and Still Is) Phenomenal

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Despite the fact that it's been 18 years since Buffy premiered (WHAT!), the show has the staying power of a vampire that never dies. Those of us who grew up watching the series still cherish it, and today's teens who binge-watch it on Netflix understand why. Nowhere was this more evident than at a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic-Con panel called "The Buffy Effect," which drew more than 200 people. Various young adult authors discussed the incredible writing and storytelling of the show and why it has a long-lasting cult following. Perhaps one member of the audience said it best: "Nothing…
  • The Cutest, Most Creative Hello Kitty Tattoos

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    If we've learned one thing from our extensive coverage of Hello Kitty, it's that her fans go crazy for cuteness. So doesn't it make sense that they'd want their favorite pink-bowed kitty to last forever? Many devotees have gotten body art inspired by the character, and we've rounded up some of our favorites . . . but these aren't your average whiskers and bows. Harry Potter references, an ode to Parks and Rec, and even a few comic book crusaders can be found on our list of the best Hello Kitty tattoos, so don't miss out!
  • How to Take Your Texting Game to the Next Level

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    If you're the type of person who stockpiles GIFs in a folder on your computer ready to use at a moment's notice, get ready to fall in love Giphy's newest app. Released today only on iOS, Giphy Cam (free) lets you create a personalized GIF with the ability to add 40 overlays and effects. The first step is choosing what type of effects you want from five different categories: Filters, which looks like the ones you'd find on Instagram; Reactions, which includes options like tears or hearts; Magic Wand, a fun one that adds backgrounds; Overlays, which comes with popular Internet memes like the…
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • Amazing Embassy Gardens will be linked by a 90-feet long pool, in the middle of London

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:09 am
    If you happen to have some extra investment cash in hand or just looking for somewhere exclusive and unique to live in London, Embassy Gardens is a brand new housing development in progress in London that may interest you. The design includes a pair of 10-storey apartment buildings. In addition to the luxurious apartments, the pool is quite something, it rests 115 feet above ground, is 90 feet long, 10 feet deep, and 19 feet wide. People will be able to see straight through the 8-inch thick glass walls. All the images we have at present are still in the concept stage, but we can’t wait…
  • Latest 2017 Mercedes AMG C63 Coupe

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    Whilst the latest Merc C63 Coupe shares little with its older sibling, this isn’t a bad thing because you now get 503 hp coming from its AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, yes the same one used in the AMG GT S sports car which will get you on your way to a sub-4-second 0-60 time and a top speed of up to 180 mph. Hit the Mercedes AMG link below to find out more and hear that exhaust get fired up. [via Mercedes]
  • Latest technology: Ford Mustang gets new passenger airbag design

    15 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    Ford’s Mustang muscle car is debuting a new passenger air bag which cuts down on weight and increases interior space. Unlike a conventional front passenger airbag, which is integrated into a cars instrument panel, Ford’s new idea revolves around incorporating a knee airbag into the lining of the passenger glovebox. As well as eliminating intrusive space on the instrument panel, the new air bag is 65 per cent lighter than a conventional airbag and measures just 46cm in length and 28cm in width. Although it is more lightweight and saves space, Ford claims that it offers comparable…
  • HÖVDING – latest inflatable helmet for cyclists

    7 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    Most gadgets that are inflatable tend to be soft, even when fully inflated, normally this makes it the least likely mechanism unpinning devices that are used for head protection. At £250 a pop Hövding is an airbag for cyclists developed by a Swedish company and has just launched here in the UK – Bristol. As oppose to wearing a helmet, you wear a battery powered neck collar that senses when an accident is about to happen and blows up and inflates, thereby protecting your head with an airbag before you land. It’s billed as the safest thing a cyclist can wear, even over the…
  • Review: Hive Home – easily manage your home heating from any connected device

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We were delighted to be given the opportunity to have Hive Active Heating installed in our home just before Christmas last year (2014), its not even been a month since installation yet it has proven to be an extremely convenient and innovative upgrade to our home. Here’s a review of what it has been like to use. Some of you may have heard of Hive Home before, it was first set up by British Gas in 2012 with their mission to revolutionise the way we control our homes. Hive allows its users to intuitively take control of their home heating the way they want, from the comfort of their own…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Furry Friend – the site that turns your computer into a kitty

    Donyae Coles
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    Are you a little stressed out? You know what could help that, cats. A cat purr has been shown to have relaxing effects on humans as well. If you can’t actually get a pet cat but still want the benefits check out Furry Friend, the website that gives you the cat purr without the fleas. Pet ownership has a lot of benefits but there are some downsides. Like [...] 181 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Driver’s See Through Sun Visor – never forget your sunglasses again

    Donyae Coles
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’ve all had that moment of scramble when you’re digging through your glovebox, without taking your eyes off the road, for a pair of sunglasses after you realize that the sun is extremely bright. Instead of that, why not let you’re your sun visor do the work? The Driver’s See Through Sun Visor turns your sun visor into sunglasses. Instead of the normal non see through sun visor, [...] 184 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Music makes everything better. It doesn’t matter what plays it, music is usually always great. Still, it’s nice to have something cool to look at. If you like your music look as amazing as it sounds, check out these Wooden Boomboxes. These Boomboxes aren’t like the music machines from the 80s. They’re more like art pieces that pump out powerful sounds. In essence, they’re more akin to speakers than an [...] 184 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • WohnGeist Tool Set – nothing you make with these will look as nice as the tools themselves

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    26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Everyone needs a set of tools. Preferably a good set of tools. You never know when you’re going to need to build a desk or hang something. This tool box is for the person who delights in their tools. The WohnGeist Tool Set is the most attractive tool set you’ll ever see. This thing looks like it would be in a Dwell magazine. This set comes in a magnetic case so [...] 215 words | permalink | One comment | digg this
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    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but many people are too busy to really enjoy a nice sit-down meal anymore. If you need something handheld and quick, pass on that processed fast food fare and check out the Breakfast Burrito Maker, the all in one for making a perfect to-go breakfast. This little machine is made for making breakfast burritos which are like normal burritos but made with [...] 177 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    ACM SIGCOMM Microsoft's Albert Greenberg (right) receives Lifetime Achievement Award at ACM SIGCOMM in London Last week was a big one for Microsoft's Albert Greenberg: The networking expert delivered the keynote address at SIGCOMM 2015 in London AND received the annual SIGCOMM Award, recognizing lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks.Greenberg has been a distinguished engineer and director of development for Microsoft Azure Networking for the past 5 years, and before that, was a principal researcher for Microsoft Research. He earned the SIGCOMM Award for "pioneering the…
  • Middle-aged drivers risking kids' safety by using cell phones in droves

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:25 am
    New research finds that most middle-aged drivers use cell phones regularly while on the road, even when kids are in the car. The study ("Distracted driving behaviors related to cell phone use among middle-aged adults"), published in the Journal of Transport & Health and conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego, found that the 715 middle-aged drivers surveyed online were especially tempted to take work calls while driving. There was some indication that the older the driver the wiser, as those closer to the top of the 30-to-60-year-old range surveyed were less…
  • iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Into another Galaxy; India up next?

    16 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumors took a back seat this past week to Samsung and its latest Galaxy smartphones, complete with painful introduction event. The reviews for Samsung’s latest, the 5.7-inch Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have been generally positive, though Apple no doubt regain center stage next month, when it is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 6S and 5.5-inch 6S Plus. Then again, what if the underwhelmly-named iPhone 6S and 6S Plus flop? One site, iDigitalTimes, suggests that could be enough to push Apple to speed up the introduction of a next set of flagship phones, namely the…
  • iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

    10 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    I’ve become pretty jaded about iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 announcement date headlines. The ones that I’ve been seeing up until now have mainly pinned down the announcement event "date" to… a month.But all that has changed over the past week and now Sept. 9 has been anointed as THE date for Apple to unveil its next iPhone, along with a revamped Apple TV and maybe even a 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet (one question is whether Apple might be feeling pressure to prop up flagging iPad sales with a big new product). BuzzFeed, among others, is standing by the Sept. 9 date for Apple’s next lovefest,…
  • iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Siri-powered voicemail killer, phoney phones & 4 inches of nothing

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    The pressure at home is mounting from teen #2 about getting ahold of my iPhone 5. His argument has been laid out pretty well, but the card I have in my pocket is that I need to wait until the next iPhone is announced in order to upgrade to a cheaper iPhone 6. But the clock is ticking for me, with rumors of the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 coming in September.In the meantime, here are the latest findings from the iPhone rumor mill….Apple’s voicemail killer Rumor has it that Apple is prepping an iCloud Voicemail service that employs Siri to read your voicemails and convert the into texts that you…
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  • MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    The MSI GTX 950 Gaming 2G is strapped to the test bench at LanOC today. What makes MSI's version of the GTX 950 different? Hit the link to find out. So today I'm going to see what sets the MSI apart and find out how it performs compared to the Asus as well as the two different R7 370's that I have recently tested. This is a great chance to see how the Twin Frozr cooler on the MSI compares to the DirectCU II cooler on the Strix and to see what is the better option if you are on the market for a GTX 950. Comments
  • SoundCloud Sued Over Unpaid Royalties

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    It sure seems like this lawsuit could have been easily avoided. In an email sent to members, PRS for Music notes: "Following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have no alternative but to commence legal proceedings." It believes that SoundCloud should acquire a license to offer music created by its 111,000 members and says that while it has asked the company "numerous times to recognise their responsibilities," its demands "have not been met." Comments
  • Amazon Lays Off Engineers Behind The Fire Phone

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    For the first time in eleven years, Amazon is laying off engineers at Lab126. The company is also scaling back on other hardware projects as well. Amazon's top secret Lab126, the group responsible for Amazon's failed Fire smartphone and other consumer hardware, is facing job cuts. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has retrenched dozens of engineers at Lab126 that worked on the Fire, and killed off or scaled back a number of other hardware projects that were under development. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    ETC.: Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum @ Modders Inc. Motherboards: Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 @ Legit Reviews PSU: SilverStone SX600-G SFX Series @ eTeknix Storage: QNAP TS-563 NAS @ Legion Hardware Video: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G @ ocaholic Palit GeForce GTX 950 StormX Dual @ Hexus
  • Tiny Star Destroyer Found On Mars

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    I don't care what you say, this is totally a tiny Star Destroyer that crash landed on Mars. Comments
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  • Mumsnet, Ashley Madison, Spotify and the Value of Personal Information

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    We have been reflecting on the data breaches at Mumsnet and Ashley Madison as well as the user revolt over Spotify’s attempt at a data land grab. We are still at the start of the information age and users are still learning the value and power of personal data. We believe that there are some lessons to learn here. Lesson 1 - nothing is secure! We should know this by now! Even the NSA is not secure, as Edward Snowden helpfully demonstrated. Once you have given your information to a third party you have lost control of it, so take care about who you trust and what you tell them. For example,…
  • Google and the Right To Be Forgotten - not all its quacked up to be

    20 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Grauniad reports that Google now has to cut links ti stories talking about the right to be forgotten: Google has been ordered by the Information Commissioner’s office to remove nine links to current news stories about older reports which themselves were removed from search results under the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. The search engine had previously removed links relating to a 10 year-old criminal offence by an individual after requests made under the right to be forgotten ruling. Removal of those links from Google’s search results for the claimant’s name spurred new news posts…
  • Calculating Byzantium - what can you tell from past social networks

    19 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Comparison of Byzantine and Osmanli Leadership Social Networks I've been looking at research around what can be discerned about organisations and their effectiveness due to various organisation structures, and this paper, Calculating Byzantium, by Johannes Preiser-Kapeller of the Institute for Byzantine Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences came up. Compared to much of the worthy stuff and (frankly) dross I've been reading, it was fascinating, just the sort of thing Broadstuff readers may enjoy. The other useful thing about networks of the past is that you know what happened next, so thay…
  • Facebook, Privacy (hah) and Bl**dy Interns

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:50 am
    It would appear Facebook's Messenger service not only knows your location, but packages it in the data stream when polled. The fate of the prospective Facebook Intern, Aran Khanna who found this out and built an App on the back of it, however, is more interesting - The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged them from a Starbucks around the corner, while he could see that they had messaged from their dorms. The app capitalized on…
  • Curbing the Internet of Snooping Things

    12 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    From Slashdot: The Online Trust Alliance — a group made up of such staunch civil liberties and privacy advocates as Target Stores (?), Microsoft and home security firm ADT — on Tuesday released a draft of its IoT Trust Framework (PDF), which offers voluntary best practices in security, privacy and what OTA calls "sustainability" (read "lifecycle management") for home automation, and wearable health/fitness technologies. More about it here, in summary: The OTA guidelines set a high bar for IoT device makers. On the security front, the framework calls on manufacturers to employ end-to-end…
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  • Lenovo Emerges as the Largest 4G Player in India among Mobile Brands

    Arpit Verma
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:26 am
    Lenovo has been notorious for bringing 4G LTE to pretty much every smartphone in its current lineup. This ensures that the users while buying their products are secured for the future with latest connectivity already on board. Therefore it comes as no surprise that in the latest IDC report of Q2, 2015, Lenovo has emerged as the mobile brand with the highest share of LTE smartphones. Lenovo, which comprises of both Motorola and Lenovo Mobile, racked up a very impressive 29.4 percentage of the total 4G smartphone share. Out of the 3.5 million smartphones with 4G LTE that were sold in India,…
  • Huawei’s Nexus revealed with an unexpected design

    Nishant Shah
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:11 pm allegedly leaked the images of the upcoming nexus made by Huawei. The photos clearly shows the big awkward camera at the back of the mobile. It also shows a fingerprint sensor positioned just like the Nexus 5 2015 version rumored earlier this month. It also sports a laser auto-focus attached with the camera in it. The phone may also feel pretty huge in hand due to its 5.7 inch display compared to 5.2 inch display of LG’s Nexus 2015 which can be a perfect size for everyday use. Huawei is a Chinese company founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987 at Shenzhen, China. It is company with…
  • Seven Months after Android release, WhatsApp Web meets iOS

    Nishant Shah
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    WhatsApp just released an update that every iOS user has been waiting for. They’ve added the “WhatsApp Web” feature for all the iPhone users who waited for 7 long months. This means the users will be able to sync their accounts and chats through WhatsApp Web on their desktop or laptop using a web browser. WhatsApp Web was released on 21st January, 2015 for Android and Windows phones. After 7 months of the Android release they made it available not only for iOS but also for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10, Nokia S60 and Nokia S40 operating systems.   Once rolled out on all iOS devices…
  • Google Hangouts gets a Standalone Website

    Nishant Shah
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    Google’s messaging and video chat service “Hangouts” has got a total makeover with a separate website named It has got a cool new user interface that you might fall in love with it. The site shows up with Hangouts’ three key-features – video call, phone call and messages in bold and clean icon with great photos on the back picked from images shared on Google+. The video call facility is flawless and can hang out with 10 people at a time that Facebook MessengerWhatsapp and Hike also have but is limited to 1 person at a time. It also supports GIF images that…
  • LG’s New Nexus 5 Back Reveals a Finger Print Scanner

    Arpit Verma
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    LG and Huawei are the manufacturers of this year’s Nexus smartphones. While Huawei is manufacturing the larger device, LG is working on a smaller Nexus when both of them are compared. The first image of the LG manufactured Nexus smartphone was leaked today of what looked to be a prototype device. Though the image only gave away the back of the device there are a fair few things that we were able to decipher from the same. The first being that the LG Nexus 2015 will have a protruding camera, like several of the flagships today including the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6. However, the new…
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  • Leading DarkNet Market Agora Temporarily Suspends Service Over Tor Vulnerability Concerns

    Karl Bode
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    As the government continues to play Whac-a-Mole with darknet drug bazaars, one of the Silk Road's leading darknet market replacements says it has temporarily suspended service over Tor vulnerability concerns. In an encrypted post to the site's buyers and dealers (copied over to PasteBin and over at the /r/darknetmarkets subReddit), Agora's administrators say the darknet market is nervous about law enforcement's ability to take advantage of recent Tor vulnerabilities, and as such are pulling the market offline for an undisclosed amount of time to protect the site: "Recently research had come…
  • Daily Deal: Twist World Charging Station

    Daily Deal
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:36 am
    Lighten your load while traveling abroad with the Twist World Charging Station, which will save you space in your bag and is available in the deals store for $35. You can twist your way through four plug options that work in over 150 countries, with built-in fuse protection. The 4A charger has four USB ports to charge your devices and features a universal AC power outlet. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from Techdirt Deals helps support Techdirt. The products featured do not reflect endorsements by our editorial team.Permalink |…
  • SciFi Headline Turns Real: US Drone Kills ISIS Hacker

    Mike Masnick
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Welcome to your dystopian future. Reports from yesterday say that a US drone strike in Syria has killed a British-born computer hacker who had joined ISIS and was involved in that group's online activities: A US air strike is believed to have killed a British citizen who rose to prominence within the Islamic State, officials have told the Guardian. The Birmingham-born Junaid Hussain, who adopted the nom de guerre Abu Hussain al-Britani, had been a key figure within Isis’s so-called “Cyber Caliphate” before being killed in the strike in Syria, where he had travelled in 2013. Remember…
  • Tobacco Industry's Interest In Trade Negotiations? Totally Redacted

    Mike Masnick
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    The folks at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) sent a freedom of information request to the EU Commission, asking for details of meetings that trade officials held with the tobacco industry. This matters, because the tobacco industry is one of the major abusers of trade agreements, repeatedly making use of the "corporate sovereignty" ISDS provisions to effectively sue any country passing anti-smoking health laws -- as was covered a few months back by John Oliver: So, as new trade agreements are being negotiated -- especially since the powers that be tell us these agreements are designed to…
  • 'We Should Put A Metal Detector On The Other Side': The Laughable Waste Of TSA Body Scanners

    Timothy Geigner
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    If anyone needed the perfect example of the giant waste, fraud, and abuse a government emboldened by fear and ineptitude can achieve, that example absolutely has to be the TSA's body scanners. These glorious devices that didn't work in catching weapons or explosives but did let TSA agents see you naked, and which are administered by the TSA, an agency so perfectly unable to do its job properly that all us Techdirt writers now have carpel tunnel syndrome from writing up posts on its exploits, now have a detailed price tag associated with them. So, what did the public pay for all of this fail?
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  • Is Entrepreneurship Possible At Any Stage Of Life?

    Dina Yuen
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    An Interview with M&A Expert Shari Yocum, on the question whether entrepreneurship Is possible at any stage of more
  • Startup Diairies: How I started an Online Eco-Fashion Brand

    Simone Brummelhuis
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    In the Startup Diaries series, Michele Helene Cohen, Founder and CEO,  Wabi Sabi Ecofashionconcept tells her more
  • Meet the Women Championing R&D in Spain

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    TheNextwomen is glad to provide an update of the Esther Koplowitz Centre, which opened in Barcelona in 2010; in just five years the centre has played an important role in biomedical research into diseases in the areas of neurology, cancer, digestion and tropical diseases, and represents one of Europe’s largest ever private donations to biomedical research. Set forth below some of thenextwomen involved in the R&D efforts in Spain!read more

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    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    Next week sees the annual TheNextWomen Innovation Summit: an event aimed at promoting female entrepreneurship and the creation of an ecosystem of innovative women. The keynote speaker is none other than Neelie Kroes. The good news is that it is almost fully booked. read more
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    17 Aug 2015 | 7:50 pm
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionStep Out of the Bull's-Eye: Protect Your Organization Against Advanced Threats and Targeted CyberattacksServer Security: Not What It Used to Be!Implement A Proactive Strategy For Data Security: Data Security And Privacy Are Critical Business Imperatives In The Data…
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    17 Aug 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersThe Path to Value in the CloudEnterprise Wireless Performance ManagementEndpoint Security for Business: Technology in ActionRequest Free!
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  • Windows Least Privilege Management and Beyond

    7 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Devising an enterprise-wide privilege access scheme for Windows systems can be complex. For example, each Window system object has its own access control list and the myriad of OS level rights and integrity levels which can vary by Windows version. For Windows environments it is critical that organizations can delegate administration and establish granular privileges quickly and efficiently. By doing so, IT can restrict administrators so that they can access the servers and resources required to perform their job, and only during the approved times to perform specific tasks.This white paper…
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    7 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    This white paper examines the security, compliance and efficiency issues surrounding least privilege management for Windows servers, and explains where native Windows tools fall short. It then describes how Centrify's DirectAuthorize component for Windows eliminates the problem of too many users having broad and unmanaged administrative powers by delivering secure delegation of privileged access and granularly enforcing who can perform what administrative functions.Request Free!
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    Square Modern Magazine template for Blogger is a beautiful template made for various niches that center on great photos. Some of these niches include food, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, travel, real estate, products, art, and of course, photography. But of course, if you’ve got more images and photos to feature, your imagination’s the limit. Square Modern boasts of enhanced responsiveness, a responsive menu, and several widgets to increase your blog’s functionality. It has a scrolling header where you can feature your favorite post thumbnails, plus you can display…
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    16 Aug 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Madone is a beautiful personal Blogger template by Sora Templates, which allows you to display beautiful photos and images in an elegant background. Its clean layout and design won’t interfere with your photos, so you can freely showcase your best visuals to your readers. Madone’s also designed for lifestyle blogs, be it fashion, food, parenting, or travel, allowing you to share your stories and anecdotes with clarity. Madone also allows you to post other formats such as videos, which will also display beautifully on your home page. And if that’s not enough, its scrolling…
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    If you’re a photography, art, fashion, food, lifestyle, or beauty enthusiast, Pebbles Blogger template will put a lot of oomph into your site. It has a fun and interesting mouse hover effect on the post thumbnails, which you can view in the Grid and Masonry layouts via our demo link in this page. With 5 layout styles to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a perfect fit for your taste. Pebbles’ design is elegant and minimalist, allowing your images and photos to stand out beautifully. With only one left sidebar to contain your most important links, your visitors will have…
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    5 Aug 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Are you an active digital photographer? Crown template for Blogger allows you to integrate your Instagram account into your blog, so you can show off your latest IG posts in real-time. But you can also include your other photo-sharing accounts into your blog, thanks to Crown’s social media integration feature. This template works best for magazine-type sites and blogs that center on fashion, food, photography, art, news, show business, lifestyle, and travel. Its grid-type minimalist design makes it light on the eyes, but at the same time allows you to maximize space by displaying…
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    Fashionistas will like Firenze, a clean and modern Blogger template that’s especially made to highlight OOTD’s, artsy selfies, and fashion and makeup plates. Its all-white background won’t clash with photos, and will help the most vivid colors stand out beautifully for your viewers. Its one-column layout features large post thumbnails to help you show off your latest photo posts, and the combination of fast-loading features and responsive layout ensures that your followers can easily view your site from any device, be it desktop or mobile. Firenze is ads-ready, optimized for…
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  • Butterfleye is a Smart Wireless Home Monitoring Camera which Knows What and When to Record

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    If you want your home to be smart and secure, then you really need to have a security monitoring system installed. But sometimes, setting them up can be both costly and not so easy to do, so you could be looking at a much easier solution to implement. Butterfleye is something that might be of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    27 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    The next-generation iPhone is believed to be unveiled on September 9 at a special event in San Francisco. And, as it happens every year, as we’re approaching the release date, dozens of rumors and leaks surface online. And today we’re taking into account one that’s quite detailed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    Micromax has released its newest smartphone for the Indian market, the Canvas Nitro 4G, which is yet another affordable handset which joins the fight in the mobile market. As it’s made clear by the name of the device, what Micromax is trying to achieve with the Nitro 4G is to bring faster... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Leaked Images Point at a Protruding Camera and a Triple LED Flash Setup

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    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Microsoft has been gearing up to unveil its two new flagships this October along with the new Windows 10 Mobile. Serial tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted full render screenshots of both the devices and it is very difficult not to believe them as they seem to be coming from official press... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Google to iOS devs: disable HTTPS so we can deliver insecure ads

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    While Google remains committed to industry-wide adoption of HTTPS, there isn't always full compliance on third party ad networks and custom creative code served via our systems. To ensure ads continue to serve on iOS9 devices for developers transitioning to HTTPS, the recommended short term fix is to add an exception that allows HTTP requests to succeed and non-secure content to load successfully. Confirmed: Google wants me to switch to iOS. Disgusting.
  • Jordan Hubbard Discusses NextBSD at BAFUG

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Jordan Hubbard spoke recently at the Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group to discuss NextBSD, a "spork" of FreeBSD. He "covers why mach ports are extremely useful in some cases and no UNIX IPC primitive is an adequate substitute." There's a video of the BAFUG talk and copies of the original slide deck that goes into some detail about NextBSD.
  • Samsung on Galaxy Note 5's broken stylus slot: read the manual

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    This year's Galaxy Note 5 is an outstanding device - combining power with grace, and utility with handsome looks - but it also has a pretty major design flaw. The phone's stylus can be inserted into its silo in both orientations, which is a change from previous S Pen designs, and one of those orientations can result in permanent damage to the Note's functionality. If you are unfortunate enough to slide your S Pen in the wrong way, you'll have a hard time unjamming it from the slot (though eventually you should be able to pry it away), but more importantly, you might disable the Note's stylus…
  • Contiki 3.0 released

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    Today the Contiki team announced the release of Contiki 3.0, the latest version of the open source IoT operating system! The 3.0 release is a huge step up from the 2.x branch and brings support for new and exciting hardware, a set of new network protocols, a bunch of improvements in the low-power mesh networking protocols, along with a large number of general stability improvements.
  • KDE Plasma 5.4 released

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta. There's a video too.
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

    Digital Trends
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:20 pm
    With its slick body and brand-new S Pen, the Galaxy Note 5 is the best phablet you can buy. (9 out of 10) Pros Stylish look and quality build Cool new S-Pen features Great camera Quick charging is super fast Cons Glass back picks up fingerprints Samsung Pay isn’t out yet Now that almost […]
  • Acer XB270HU Review

    Digital Trends
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:40 pm
    The Acer XB270HU is a top-notch display with a great feature set for gamers, but the price tag puts it in league with 4K displays, including Acer’s own. (6 out of 10) Pros 1440p panel with 144Hz refresh rate Excellent color accuracy Cons Only one DisplayPort Mediocre contrast There’s a growing feeling in PC […]
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review

    Digital Trends
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    The GTX 950 is the new gold standard for budget gaming. (8 out of 10) Pros Solid 1080p performance Low power draw Excellent value Numerous extra features Cons Card is physically large High-end video cards like Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti and AMD’s Radeon Fury X are what many gamers aspire to, but the fact they’re […]
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Review

    Digital Trends
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:23 pm
    The sheer number of gizmos that Mercedes packs into the S550 almost overwhelms the remarkable refinement underneath. (7 out of 10) Pros Dignified, classic luxury sedan Comfortable and dynamic Many ways to tailor the experience Cons So many features, it’s distracting Needlessly tacked-on web browser Every new generation of Mercedes S-Class has set a […]
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    Home Theater Review
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    (5 out of 5) Performance (4 out of 5) Value About two and a half years ago, I reviewed Audio Space’s Mono-Block PP 300B tube amplifiers and found them to be superlative sounding. The founder/chief designer of Audio Space is Peter Lau, who was recently voted by top audiophile reviewers in Japan as one of […]
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  • [Video] Can Windows 10 face detection login fooled by twins?

    Deepesh Agarwal
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Windows 10 features biometric login for safer and faster access to your device, the face-recognition login is something which can be very handy as majority users prefer password-less autologin feature but face-recognition also offers security without the hassle. To test the face-recognition login security on Windows 10, The Australian newspaper conducted an informal test where it tried to fool Windows using sets of identical twins, and the results are as shown in the video shared below.
  • Free Opera Max App Now Saves Upto 50% Data For Youtube And Netflix Videos On Your Mobile

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:10 am
    Opera was the very first browser to offer the concept of compression-proxy for faster web-browsing on Desktop and Mobiles, Google has also started offering data-compression proxy on Google Chrome for Mobile phones and is also available to Desktop Chrome users via an official and unofficial browser extension. Taking the technology further Opera Max is now a dedicated app for Android platform allowing data-management and data-savings features which now even supports shrinking of videos and photos on almost any app on mobile data, as well as Wi-Fi.
  • How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    Samsung’s next flagship is rumored to appear sooner than in previous years. The Galaxy Note 5 has generated a lot of buzz, due to the fact that the smartphone manufacturing mogul usually waits until September to announce the new model in the Note series at the IFA press conference in Berlin, but now it has been moved up at an August event in New York, according to TechRadar. Could be a tactic to boost sales, after the numbers for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge haven’t reached the record made by the Galaxy S4 in 2014? At the moment, out of 10 million units that Samsung has shipped to stores in…
  • Removing The Annoying Windows 10 Upgrade Notification Popup On Every Boot

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    Microsoft desperately wants to defragment the Windows Eco-system and is pushing hard to get users upgraded to Windows 10. To get the "free upgrade" message across Microsoft pushed an popup notification down Windows users desktop's, since past few days this got really annoying for me with this blank popup which auto-opens and needs to be closed manually on every boot as shown below. Here is how to remove/hide the notification if you are not yet decided to take the plunge into Windows 10 like me.
  • Batteriser : Revolutionary Technology Brings Back Dead Batteries To Life

    Deepesh Agarwal
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:57 am
    It would sound impossible if someone claims to have a technology which can instantly tap more energy from dead/discarded batteries and extending their life by up to 8x. A new crowd-funded project claims to do exactly that and has already gone funded 777% on Indiegogo, Batteriser is a micro-thin, stainless steel sleeve that extends your battery's life by up to 8x. The already patented technology extends the life of batteries and taps into the 80% that was previously unused. Batterisers are reusable on new and most “used” batteries and will be available in AA, AAA, C, & D. Sounds too…
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  • When, Where to Vote Early in the Nashville Run-off Election, 2015

    Rex Hammock
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    (via Nashville is having a run-off election to determine who its next mayor and several metro council members will be. Election Day is September 10, but early voting began last Friday. To find out exactly where and when early voting takes place, the website sends you to the Davidson County Election Commission’s webpage. There you can download a PDF of a page filled with SHOUTING-OUT ALL-CAPS listing the time the polls will close. (See accompanying image.) Yikes! Rather than complain, some folks at Hammock decided to create something we could share in the…
  • Newest Guilty Pleasure: Documentary Now

    Rex Hammock
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    This is a full-length episode of IFC’s new Documentary Now. While this is the first season, in the show they are celebrating it as their 50th anniversary season. Only thing I needed to hear was Fred Amisen and Bill Hader. This episode: Think Nova meets Portlandia meets Vice, but primarily the latter two. Classic: Helen Mirren’s PBS-esque opening. Other episodes satirize other documentary clichés. More clips from the show found here. Warning: Probably not for those who don’t understand the phrase, “Portlandia meets Vice.” Related posts: Brad Feld’s tips…
  • Hey, Let’s Put on a Show

    Rex Hammock
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:53 am
    If you live in Nashville and are looking for a fun way to spend an hour on a Thursday night, here’s a suggestion: Attend the The Ben & Morey Show. I know, I know. This blog is not where you turn for live entertainment tips, but stick with me. First, I must explain, the Ben & Morey Show is a television show, except without the TV. Or perhaps a radio show or podcast, without those either. Perhaps it is streamed, but I’m not sure of that, either. Or maybe it’s available via Periscope. I have no doubt they’ll make it to Periscope one day. For now, however,…
  • A Good Day for Nashville

    Rex Hammock
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    (Note: I posted this originally for friends on my Facebook account, but decided I should add it here so that one day, when I forget where I posted it, it will be here.) For those of you who do not live in Nashville, the following item is about a mayoral election we had yesterday — the culmination of a year-long (or longer) campaign between seven candidates in which incredibly large amounts of money were spent by most of the candidates. We now have a run-off between two candidates who, in my opinion, would both would be great mayors. I am relieved this morning, knowing that…
  • Competitive Outrage

    Rex Hammock
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I haven’t commented on the outrage of the week, the killing of Zimbabwe’s “most beloved lion,” Cecil, by a big game hunting dentist from Minnesota named Walter Palmer. By the time I was aware of the Cecil killing, the internet outrage was far more than anything I could come up with, so I passed even tweeting about it. Besides, the only thing I could think of to say that I hadn’t seen before was how white the dentist’s teeth were — obviously, a Photoshop job. The competitive nature of internet outrage is fascinating. My recent post about the…
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  • 10 years blogging

    Paul Stamatiou
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    On August 2nd, 2005, I made my first real foray into making a home on the web by registering I was a sophomore at Georgia Tech and had spent the summer tinkering around with Linux as a result of spending my freshman year in a dorm with other Linux users. I previously ran two other websites; most recently a wiki devoted to computer modding. I grew a curiousity around CMS software and decided to play with WordPress next. I installed WordPress on my G4 Mac Mini and began to modify WordPress, make themes and learn the ins and outs of CSS. Then I hooked it up to this domain…
  • Storage for Photographers (Part 2)

    Paul Stamatiou
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Data is eating me alive. Every gadget these days can shoot photos and record video. The move to smaller but faster SSDs hasn't helped with storage. I captured 275GB of photos and videos on my last trip. Just one trip! And I'm just a hobbyist photographer with a mere 12MP camera. If you shoot with any regularity and a 20MP+ camera you'll easily be clocking more than a terabyte a year. Where on earth do normal people store that much data? The cloud?This RSS feed only shows excerpts. It will look much better on the website: Storage for Photographers (Part 2)
  • Designing Twitter Video

    Paul Stamatiou
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In mid-2011, Twitter rolled out the ability to natively tweet photos. 2013 brought media-forward timelines with inline photos. 2014 ushered in multi-photo tweets and animated GIF support. We've just announced Twitter Video to help you capture the moment and tweet video from within the iOS and Android apps. I'm proud of the level of fit and finish we were able to capture in this release. It's the result of a huge collaboration between design, product and engineering organizations including folks in distributed offices (mainly our Seattle office). Hats off to my product and engineering…
  • Traveling and photography (Part 1)

    Paul Stamatiou
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Over the last two years I have spent a lot of time on the photos section of this website. I have redesigned and refactored it a few times, along the way evolving it to a place to support and house my passion projects: in-depth photo stories from my travels. These photo stories are the perfect coalescence of my passions: design, development, travel and photography. This RSS feed only shows excerpts. It will look much better on the website: Traveling and photography (Part 1)
  • Getting started with drones

    Paul Stamatiou
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Drone. Quadcopter. Phantom. Dronie. You’ve no doubt heard about these terms with increasing gusto in recent months. They are everywhere in the news now; from seeing more dronies slide into your Twitter timeline and taking dronecations with Travel By Drone to an influx of startups taking drone tech to new heights. Heck, even Martha Stewart got in on the act with her piece on drones in TIME yesterday. This RSS feed only shows excerpts. It will look much better on the website: Getting started with drones
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts List

    SK Mezanul Haque
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    Microsoft has officially released a list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in a Word document. The document is available as free download from Microsoft’s Download Center. You can either download it from the official website or see the list of shortcuts below. You can use the Print button present on this page to print it […] Windows 10... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • Cortana for Android Now Available via Google Play Store (Public Beta for US only)

    SK Mezanul Haque
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Microsoft has finally released Cortana for Android for everyone (only available via Google Play Store in US) as public beta. According to Microsoft, Cortana is the first personal digital-assistant to work across your PC and your phone. Other than its own Windows platform, the Redmond software giant is releasing Cortana for both Android and iOS... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 10525 for Windows Insiders

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Microsoft released Windows 10 Preview Build 10525 for Fast Ring Windows Insiders. If you are a Fast Ring user testing Windows 10 you must have already noticed the latest update. Slow Ring users still have to wait for the update at this point of time. When you opted in as a Fast Ring Windows Insider, […] Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • IObit AMC Security (Aka Advanced Mobile Care) Android App Review

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Any platform that becomes popular also becomes the most targeted one. Be it the popular Windows platform or the popular smartphone platform Android. There have been many reports in the past of malicious Android apps targeting unsuspecting users. The smartphone industry has grown exponentially but the amount of awareness about security is very low.... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • Download Firefox 40.0.2 Update, Fixes mozalloc.lib Missing Issue

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser, Firefox 40.0.2. The latest update is a minor update to Firefox 40 that officially supports Windows 10. Firefox 40 came with a ton of new features, bug fixes and changes. Version 40.0.2 however fixes two bugs and added a new feature. It now supports an […] Download Firefox 40.0.2... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
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  • Gmail AutoResponder is a Better Alternative to Canned Responses

    Amit Agarwal
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    If you find yourself writing the same email response over and over again – like a technical support request asking for instructions on how to do something or a confirmation email to customers to let them know you’ve received their message – canned responses in Gmail can help you save both time and typing. The idea is that you compose a email message with the ‘generic’ response and save it in your Gmail drafts. Later, you can quickly insert that pre-formatted template into the body of your email with a click without having to manually write the whole…
  • Adjust the Volume of your Android Phone without using the Buttons

    Amit Agarwal
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    Most Android phones have physical buttons on the side for controlling the playback volume and, whether you are listening to podcasts or watching Youtube videos, these keys are sometimes the only way to control the app’s volume. The hardware buttons are easy to use but they are not as convenient as, say, the Control Center on the iPhone where one can change volume using the on-screen volume slider. Does something similar exist for Android devices that would allow you to control the volume without using the hardware buttons? The Google Play store throws up dozens of…
  • The Best Tools for Saving Web Pages, Forever

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:10 am
    Web pages change or may even disappear with time. Thus if you would like to preserve a web page forever, you should either need to download that page to your computer (and put it on Dropbox) or you could use a web archiving service that will safely store a copy of that page on their own servers, permanently. There are quite a few ways to save web pages permanently and your choice of the tool will depend on the kind of web content that you are trying to archive. Archive Web Pages, Permanently If you are essentially interested in the saving text-only content, like news articles, Pocket and…
  • Use Quick Look on Mac to Preview Live Websites

    Amit Agarwal
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:47 am
    Mac OS X has a handy preview feature known as Quick Look that helps you view the content of any file without having to launch the associated application. Select a file inside Finder (or on the desktop), press Space Bar and Quick Look would be activated. You can preview files of most common formats including images, videos, zip archives, Office documents, PDFs and more. Place a web shortcut on your desktop Quick Look however isn’t just an option for previewing local files, it can also display live websites without you having to open the web browser. All you have to do is create a…
  • A Lynx-like Text Browser that Runs on Google Servers

    Amit Agarwal
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Text Browser is a Lynx-inspired browser that lets you read the web in text and strips all JavaScript, images, videos and other rich content that maybe embedded inside a web page. Unlike Lynx that require installation and run locally, Text Browser is a web app and runs in the Google cloud. To get started, click here and authorize the web app with your Google Account. It requires authorization to sign-in and also for fetching web pages on your behalf. It will neither track your browsing activity nor will have access to any of your Google Account data. Once a page loads inside the Text Browser,…
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  • Next Moto 360 may come in two different models, according to leaked pics

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    There may not be one, but two new versions of the Moto 360 coming your way. Two leaked pictures show off what could be the next version of Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch.  HelloMotoHK A slimmed-down Moto 360 is shown next to the current model.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Comcast adds fantasy stats and eye candy to its Xfinity X1 sports app

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    More statistics are available for individual players and teams, just in time for the start of the NFL season and MLB playoffs.
  • Valve bundles free copy of Rocket League with Steam Machine preorders

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    If you’re part of the presumably large Venn Diagram overlap of “People who would love Rocket League” (a.k.a. everyone on the planet) and “People who love Steam Machines” (the jury is out) then Valve has a deal for you: A free copy of Rocket League for anyone who preorders or has preordered either Steam Link, a Steam Controller, or a Steam Machine. Haven’t played Rocket League yet? It’s pretty much like soccer, except played by rocket-powered cars. And sure, it’s easy as an American to write off everything soccer-related—but don’t. Rocket League is the breakout hit of the…
  • Logitech's gaming headsets rock 16.8m color LEDs, surround sound options galore

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    After years of stagnation, Logitech’s been working its ass off in recent months to win gamers back to its suite of peripherals. All the hard work has already resulted in the G502 Proteus Core mouse, a.k.a. absolutely the best gaming mouse I’ve ever used. Now, the company is revamping its relatively ancient G930 headset with not one, but two new variants: the G933 and G633 Artemis Spectrum headsets.Announced today, Logitech’s taking some real shots at the competition. The press release I received has Logitech’s Ujesh Desai on-record saying, “We saw that no one was really building a…
  • Google calls European Union antitrust charges 'unfounded'

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
    Google has finally responded to antitrust charges brought against it by the European Commission over how it presents search results, and its pugnacious reply potentially sets up a lengthy legal battle between the company and the regulator. In the spring, the EU charged Google with stifling competition and harming consumers by favoring its comparison shopping services over those of its rivals. Google faces the possibility of billions of Euros worth of fines in the case.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Join Me for SAP BOBJ SaaS Universes at SABOUC

    Sumit Sarkar
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Sumit Sarkar,Chief Data Evangelist, Progress DataDirect Join Sumit Sarkar at the ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference next week for his session on real-time cloud connectivity from SAP BusinessObjects SaaS Universes. My job has me on the road a lot, meeting with developers and decision makers about all the great new things happening in the world of data connectivity. Recently, this has meant spreading the word about SAP data connectivity for business intelligence. This year’s tour started with a session at IBIS 2015 in Carlsbad, CA on Cloud Data Sources for Business Objects and…
  • Connectivity Challenge Reveals Shortcomings of Open Source

    Dennis Bennett
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    Dennis Bennett, Principal Sales Engineer When choosing a data connectivity solution, it’s not always worth going the cheapest route. Progress DataDirect connectors are often more than two orders of magnitude faster than open source alternatives. One of the most common questions that we have to answer about our drivers is, essentially, “who cares?” And it’s a fair question. After all, when free and open source options are readily available, the idea of paying for data connectivity may seem a bit strange. Quite simply, it comes down to three major reasons—security, stability and…
  • Progress Offers the Best Salesforce Connectivity to Outside Data

    Manny Vegara
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    Manny Vegara, Principal Sales Engineer, CALA DataDirect Cloud and Salesforce Lightning Connect ease the woes of Salesforce users looking for visibility into all their data from a single view. Over the past several years, customer relationship management (CRM) software has become commonplace. More recently, Salesforce has caused a paradigm shift in the CRM industry, transforming the way CRM looks and feels by leveraging a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Thanks to their SaaS approach, Salesforce is now the preferred vendor of sales and marketing software for companies all over the world. In…
  • New SparkSQL Release Takes BI and Analytics to Hyperspace

    Idaliz Baez
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    Idaliz Baez, Sales Engineer, Progress DataDirect Progress enables real-time predictive analytics on Hadoop data with the release of our DataDirect Connect ODBC 8.0 and JDBC 6.0 drivers for Apache SparkSQL. This week, I am pleased to announce the full release of our Progress® DataDirect Connect® ODBC 8.0 and JDBC 6.0 drivers for Apache SparkSQL. With this release, Progress has become the only data connectivity provider that supports every SQL on Hadoop option, including Cloudera Impala and Pivotal HAWQ, across the full range of distributions and platforms. That’s big news for organizations…
  • Pentaho Data Integrator and Real-Time JDBC Connectivity to Salesforce

    Idaliz Baez
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Idaliz Baez, Sales Engineer, Progress DataDirect Get real-time connectivity to Salesforce data in Pentaho Data Integrator with Progress DataDirect ConnectXE for JDBC drivers. At Progress® DataDirect®, we just want to connect you to your data. It shouldn’t matter where that data is or what you want to do with it. No matter the problem you face, we have a solution. When it comes to Salesforce, for example, we have solutions for connecting outside data to Salesforce through Lightning Connect and DataDirect Cloud and Salesforce data to BI tools like Tableau through ODBC. Now, you can add JDBC…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • The Customer Buying Process and How to use Online Marketing at Each Stage

    ITVibes Support
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Buying is A Process   When conducting online marketing, we often times focus solely on the act of purchasing.  This strategy becomes problematic because buying is actually an entire process that a customer goes through psychologically before they decide to make a purchase.  Business to Community has outlined 6 stages of the buying process and provides marketing strategies for each stage. Stage 1: Problem Recognition   Problem recognition is the beginning stage of the customer buying process. A customer identifies with a problem when they perceive their current reality as…
  • How to Use Color for Effective Brand Management

    ITVibes Support
    15 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Coloring Your Brand   There is a very well known idea in marketing about the relationship between color and persuasion; how basically the color red, yellow, and orange can make a person hungry and want to go buy a Big Mac. However, there is little factual data that a certain color can actually make anyone do anything. Much of the evidence to support this theory is based on anecdotal accounts and loose correlations. Gregory Ciotti, a marketing strategist at, explains that the misconception that color has any influence on people is misleading because, “elements such as…
  • 6 Tips to Help You Receive Good Online Reviews

    ITVibes Support
    8 Aug 2015 | 10:19 pm
    A smart shopper is an informed shopper and many people use the internet to view customer reviews before making a purchase or deciding which restaurant, movie, or service to use. This places customer reviews as a very important aspect in sales. Both good and bad reviews play pivotal roles in a business’s reputation.  The more good reviews a business has, the more likely people will be to use it.  However, one bad review can place a tarnish on an otherwise shiny reputation.  Ultimately the only control over our customers is the service that we provide them.  Court…
  • Add These SEO Tactics to Your “Not to Do” List

    ITVibes Support
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    10 Tools for Your SEO Toolbox If you have begun your venture into the realm of online marketing through web design, web development, and social media marketing you may have already come across an important three letter acronym that can mean total success or failure for your web site.  SEO, search engine optimization, is know a leading factor in how Google and other search engines rank your website. SEO can start off begin quite overwhelming, especially with long lists of things you should and shouldn’t do. But rest assured, once your reach past the learning curve, it becomes very…
  • Millennials: The Next Marketing Frontier

    ITVibes Support
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Millennials: You may or may not have heard the term. Sources vary, but generally Millennials are classified as individuals with birth years ranging from 1982-2004.  Famous generations like the Baby Boomers have come about due to a significant societal influence, i.e. WWII.  For the Millennials, their lives have developed from a culture heavily influenced by a continually evolving entity: the computer. Many researchers have named traits of these so-called, “Millennials” as being community engaged, globally connected, confident, tolerant, upbeat…narcissistic and entitled.  Wait,…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Experience

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Just a quick note here letting you know about the App now available – Enjoy! Samsung Galaxy Note 5 -Get you app today     Related Posts Alleged Specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Appear Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Spotted on UAP Galaxy Note 4 Display Confirmed? Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Now Rolling Out for Galaxy Note 3/S4 Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Now Rolling Out for Galaxy Note 3
  • How to Build Your Own Gaming PC Under 500,800 and 1000

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    As a computer gamer it is very important that your PC does not only meet the minimum requirements of your favorite computer games, but is also able to render beautiful graphics without compensating the overall performance of your PC. Good gaming computers are not as expensive as it used too, however many find it cheaper when they build their desktop computers from scratch. Below we have listed down important computer parts you should invest on, its average market value and why it should be in your next gamer computer. Choosing the Best Processor for Your System Average price ($80 -200) When…
  • Apple Music Recruits 11 Million Trial Users in Six Weeks

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Apple Music Recruits 11 Million Trial Users in Six Weeks Are you an Apple music Free subscribe? Apple Music Over 11 million people are now using Apple Music following the June 30th launch. The service is in a free trial phase until September, so nobody has paid for it yet. The number of users is actually higher, though, as Apple said that 2 million of those folks are on the family plan, which allows six people to use it at once. Still, is 11 million free subscribers a lot? Everyone who updated an iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.4 was nagged to sign up, and it remains to be seen how many will opt out…
  • Shares of Apple bounce back in jittery market

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
     Can Nothing Stop Apple? Shares of Apple Inc. and some of its suppliers rose Monday, outshining the broader stock market as analysts pointed to the technology sector as one likely to outlast a possible rough patch in the global economy. Around midday Apple was up 2.3 percent on the day, or $2.39, to $108.15. Universal Display Corp., which makes display… Related Posts Intriguing Rumours! Is Apple TV Imminent? Apple’s iPad Pro 12.2 inch Tablet set for 2015 Launch 3 Alternatives to Apple Maps for iPhone
  • Samsung’s Gear S2 Their Version Of The Apple Watch

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Samsung has shown the world its version of their Apple Watch Take a look here and tell us what you think This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more fashionable watch that will go head-to-head against the Apple Watch. As you can see, Samsung switched to a round casing and a metal band. We can spot a few watch-optimized apps in the video — a weather app, a time zone app, a stopwatch app and a sports-tracking app. The Gear S2 also seems to come with a heart-rate sensor. This watch face features complications with little snippets of information — in…
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  • SEO Jobs – The Most Popular Jobs In 2015

    Pradeep Kumar
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    A lot of jobs are available in the online in order to help the people to get good job forever. In fact, most of the people are searching for the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Online Shopping Deals Can Fetch You More Products For Less Price

    Pradeep Kumar
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    Gone are the ays when, people used to shop from markets and shopping malls and would wait for annual sales and festivals to get best shopping deals.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AppMoney – Free Recharge App Lets You Earn More

    Pradeep Kumar
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    That Time has gone when we needed to rush to the nearest recharge shop to get our mobile recharged at odd timings. Now there are many recharge apps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Get A Website To Rank For Google Local

    Pradeep Kumar
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s take it from the people that work at Google – their own philosophy when addressing the rankings on Google for local results are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Some Essential Factors About On-Page SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    On-page SEO is one of the most important elements for websites, yet most small business owners are unfamiliar with the term. The web design process... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • SK Hynix Invests $39 Billion in Three Mega Fabs

    Vanja Kljaic
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:15 am
    Consolidation is inevitable in every industry, yet today saw the announcement that trumps numerous hyped or just rumored acquisitions made to pump up the stock in western media. SK Hynix just made recent moves by industry giants such as Intel ($16.6 billion acquisition of Altera), TSMC, or Micron (rumored sub-23 billion acquisition by the Chinese) – look small. The company announced it will invest no less than 38.9 billion US dollars in a bid to become the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, a crown currently held by Taiwanese TSMC for logic chips and Samsung for…
  • MIT’s MultiFab Is A Cheap BadAss 3D Printer Solution

    Vanja Kljaic
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    In true reality, the 3D Printers are a great technological advancement, albeit they haven’t invaded our offices as much as we’d want them to. The reason why is simple; their price. Usually a 3D Printer runs around $250,000 for the basic variants that are able to deliver some impressive 3D printed objects, while the more multi-layered stuff can cost even more than that. On the other hand, the solution made by MIT in the form of the MIT’s MultiFab is a machine costing just $7,000 to build. How is that possible? The MIT scientists and engineers have worked to make this as cheap as…
  • Airbnb Teams Up With Tesla Motors

    Vanja Kljaic
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    Airbnb and Tesla are bringing charging stations to select homes across the globe, starting with the California coast. This marks the next step for utilization of Tesla vehicles, allowing their owners to perfectly cater to the electric car ownership base through additions of chargers in their homes. This thus allows owners to plan their trips and charge their vehicles, just as same as wanting WiFi or a washing machine in their host’s house and accommodations this way. For many, this will be the next step in eco-friendly traveling and motoring, specially when the service catches on in for…
  • Does The Future Of VR Look Bright Thanks To This Icelandic Company?

    Vanja Kljaic
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Several companies are working hard in the Virtual Reality field, producing some rather tantalizing previews of whats to come in the future. One of the companies making the VR look bright for the future is Iceland’s CCP Games. Their currently under-development EVE Valkyrie is considered a standard-bearer for VR games. Made for Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus, this interesting and appealing space dogfighting game is definitely a sign of things to come as it attracts VR users everywhere. They also have a game called Gunjack, as a similar gaming experience albeit with less…
  • The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé: The Sportiest C-Class Ever

    Vanja Kljaic
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    After the major competitors released their high-performance models – namely BMW M3, BMW M4, Audi RS4 and Audi RS5 – it is finally time to check out the brand new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG which was released earlier. The high-performance Coupe from the Stuttgart based car maker is definitely a stunning machine and it comes in a perfect time – the remaining car makers have their models for a couple of years and if we’re being honest; the C63 AMG looks amazing! As you would imagine, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé is powered by a powerful V8 engine delivering some amazing…
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  • Jay Parker resigns from senior post at Lenovo

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    Jay Parker, one of the most familiar faces among Lenovo's executive leadership in North Carolina, has left the company, WRAL TechWire has confirmed. At one time Parker was head of Lenovo's North American operations.
  • CED's Tech Venture event draws more than 50 top VC, angel firms

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:31 am
    Next month's CED Tech Venture event already has commitments from more than 50 venture capital, angel groups and investors to be on hand looking for possible deals. Durham-based Spoonflower just landed a $25 million investment that its founders link directly to meeting investors at last year's show. Will deal lightning strike for other startups?
  • Uber hails passage of ride-sharing regulation bill in NC

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Continuing disagreements about the budget dominate the news from the General Assembly, but there is some movement of interest to the state's technology community. A bill regulating ride-sharing services such as Uber is expected to pass today. But what about crowdfunding and that new state venture fund?
  • Lenovo confirms Motorola exec to lead combined smartphone business

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Rick Osterlog, the president of Motorola, will be the leader of Lenovo's smartphone businesses under a reorganization plan the global tech giant says. However, the company will maintain two brands and Lenovo executive Chen Xudong remains leader of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.
  • Reports: Motorola now absorbing Lenovo smartphone efforts

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Lenovo is wasting little time in moving ahead with a formal reorganization of its smartphone efforts. In reports from Asia, Lenovo executives say the global tech giant is betting its phone efforts on Motorola with that group now taking over design and production. But there still may be a Lenovo brand afterall. Lenovo's ZUK line apparently remains independent.
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  • SEO Jobs – The Most Popular Jobs In 2015

    Pradeep Kumar
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    A lot of jobs are available in the online in order to help the people to get good job forever. In fact, most of the people are searching for the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Online Shopping Deals Can Fetch You More Products For Less Price

    Pradeep Kumar
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    Gone are the ays when, people used to shop from markets and shopping malls and would wait for annual sales and festivals to get best shopping deals.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • AppMoney – Free Recharge App Lets You Earn More

    Pradeep Kumar
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    That Time has gone when we needed to rush to the nearest recharge shop to get our mobile recharged at odd timings. Now there are many recharge apps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Get A Website To Rank For Google Local

    Pradeep Kumar
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s take it from the people that work at Google – their own philosophy when addressing the rankings on Google for local results are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Some Essential Factors About On-Page SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    On-page SEO is one of the most important elements for websites, yet most small business owners are unfamiliar with the term. The web design process... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Danielle Milian: Sister of Christina Milian Loses Baby Boy to Omphalocele Hours After Birth

    Kimberly Ripley
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    Danielle Milian, the sister of singer and actress Christina Milian, lost her baby boy Richie to omphalocele just hours after his birth on Tuesday. Pouring out her heart on social media, Danielle Milian shared word of her baby–whom she named Richie–and his passing. “Yesterday I was blessed with the birth of my Richie Bear. Unfortunately, last night he took his ... The post Danielle Milian: Sister of Christina Milian Loses Baby Boy to Omphalocele Hours After Birth appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Alison Sweeney Bids Adieux to ‘The Biggest Loser’

    Kimberly Ripley
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    Alison Sweeney won’t return as host on The Biggest Loser when the show’s 17th season premieres next month. The network announced the big news on Wednesday in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season,” the statement from the show’s producers reads. Alison Sweeney ... The post Alison Sweeney Bids Adieux to ‘The Biggest Loser’ appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

    Josh Wolford
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    Instagram photos are square. That’s just how Instagram has always been. Has it been annoying for many users? Absolutely. If you want to share a wider or taller photo on Instagram, often the only option is to create a letterbox image in a third-party app. It isn’t ideal, but it’s what people have to do to make sure the entirety ... The post Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Square Gives Businesses New Appointments App

    Chris Crum
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Square announced the launch of an appointments app for businesses, aptly called Square Appointments. The company first launched its appointment management tool a little over a year ago. “Difficulties with juggling schedules is a pain point we hear a lot from salons, barber shops, health and wellness providers, and other service professionals,” Square says. “That’s why we designed Square Appointments, ... The post Square Gives Businesses New Appointments App appeared first on WebProNews.
  • New iPhones Coming Sept. 9, As Apple Announces Event

    Josh Wolford
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:09 am
    Apple’s next big event will take place on September 9th. The company has just sent out press invitations, which feature the phrase “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” It’s widely expected that Apple will unveil two news iPhone models at the event – likely the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. As is the case with all of Apple’s mid-number ... The post New iPhones Coming Sept. 9, As Apple Announces Event appeared first on WebProNews.
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  • Obi WorldPhone Announces the SF1 with 5 Inch 1080 P Display

    Arpit Verma
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Obi Mobiles, well known for its chief backer, Mr John Scully, the infamous Apple boss who got Steve Jobs fired from the company is now Obi Worldphone. The startup had introduced a few feature phones and laid a roadmap ahead for India a while ago, though there were no clear details on the way forward. It was clear that there was a lot of work happening behind the scenes and that is a result that Obi Worldphone has now released two new smartphones with the title: Obi SF1 and Obi SJ1.5. First look at the phones and you are taken back to the days of the Nokia N9 or the Lumia 800. The device has a…
  • OnePlus One is Receiving CyanogenMod 12.1 Update

    Arpit Verma
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:28 am
    After months of waiting, looks like the owners of OnePlus One finally have something to look forward to. The device is now receiving the update to the latest CyanogenMod version 12.1 in certain parts of the world. Since the update is rolled out in patches and stages, only about 2% of the users have got the update on their devices. More users are expected to get the update in the coming days and weeks. We can confirm that our India purchased OnePlus One has not received the update just yet and we are still using the device on CM 12 with Android 5.0 running. It is being reported that the new…
  • Asus Plans to Unveil ZenFone Zoom and ZenFone Max at IFA 2015

    Arpit Verma
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:18 am
    Ahoa..Beware, more Zenfones are on the way! Just when you thought, nobody could out Samsung Samsung, Asus seems to be taking a shot at it and actually hitting it right where it hurts the most. Just the way the Galaxy brand name had become an umbrella for just about every new phone Samsung launched, every couple of days, the Zenfone has become a bit of a sheet shelter too. It was barely a month ago that in Delhi, Asus anounced five new models of the Zenfone including the Zenfone Selfie and looks like we are set to see a few more of the phones at the upcoming IFA 2015 conference. The IFA 2015…
  • Interactive Watch Faces Come to Android Wear in the Latest Update

    Arpit Verma
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Android Wear at launch received several watchfaces that Google bundled. Post that, once the developers got their hands on the SDKs they crated even more watchfaces. Right from the minions to planets, to Apple Watch copy to luxury watches rip offs, there have been loads of watchfaces. However, the one thing common between these watchfaces is how little you can do with the watchface itself. Unlike the Apple watch, where there are elements of watchfaces that can trigger actions, Android Wear has been pretty bland and maybe even a little boring. However, with the latest Android Wear update, you…
  • Huawei Nexus 6 With Finger Print Scanner Leaked

    Arpit Verma
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:13 am
    It is probably the worst kept secret that there will be two Nexus smartphones this year. There will be one Nexus 5 which will be manufactured by LG while the other Nexus will be made by Huawei and will be called the Nexus 6. Both the Nexus devices are expected to bring with them finger print scanners on their back for easy unlocking of the phone. So far pretty much all the important smartphones with finger print scanners have had the sensor in the front so it would be really interesting to see how it would work out with a rear scanner. The first set of renders of the device have been leaked…
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  • Top Printing Business Challenges and How to Overcome Them

    Guest Author
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:14 pm
    The print industry had to go through a challenging phase during the last few years thanks to the recession in the global economy. There are still numerous challenges faced by the printing entrepreneurs, but there is still enough opportunity to change your business situation if you are positive minded and willing to work hard with total dedication. You cannot run a printing business without facing challenges. The printing technology has undergone a rapid and a radical change that has widely affected the way the printing businesses are run globally. You need to know what innovations could be…
  • How to Sync Your Android Smartphone, Tablets, iPhone or iPad with Windows 10

    15 Aug 2015 | 5:38 am
    If you recently upgraded your PC to Windows 10 operating system, and wondering if you could do away with installing iTunes in order to be able to sync your iPhone or iPod with Windows 10 then you’re in luck! With the Windows 10 Phone Companion app that Microsoft talked about back in March, you can now easily sync all your Android and iOS smartphones and tablets with Windows 10. Companion App is installed along with Windows 10, by default after you apply the update. This awesome app works seamlessly with Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and of course, Microsoft’s own Windows Mobile…
  • Google is Dead; Long Live Alphabet

    11 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
    Yesterday, something HUGE happened. The whole internet is buzzing about this announcement and if you haven’t heard yet, GOOGLE IS DEAD! Yes, you heard that right. Google has announced a corporate restructuring on Monday, and is in the process of forming an umbrella company called Alphabet. A new CEO to the core business of Google. Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt and David Drummond will leave Google, whereas Ruth Porat will keep her CFO role there and Sundar Pichai will take over as CEO of Google. Understanding Alphabet – Google’s New Parent Company Google announced on…
  • How to Rollback Windows 10, After the Option Has Expired in 30 Days

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    After a long wait, finally Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 update, and it’s reported to be already running on millions of personal computers (PC) — perhaps, even yours. So far we have written tutorials on how to upgrade to Windows 10  and how to downgrade windows 10 to windows 7, in case things go wrong and you encounter application compatibility issues with Windows 10 or if you simply don’t like the new operating system from Microsoft. However, as we already stated in our earlier article, if you’re not really sure whether or not you like Windows 10  yet, you’d better…
  • Top 5+ Worst iPhone, iPad Problems and How to Fix Them Like a Pro

    8 Aug 2015 | 8:48 am
    Even though technology has advanced a lot in the past decade, our smartphones are far from perfect. Even a marvelous Apple gadget like an iPhone or iPad can be slow, have trouble switching on, and suffer from poor battery life. Often, iOS users complain about common issues like disappearing keyboards, fast-draining battery, unreliable wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a hanging interface that gets stuck every now and then. Thankfully, most of these common iOS bugs are easy to fix if you know how. Here are some quick fixes for some of the most common problems iPhone and iPad owners complain…
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  • Regulations hold back Apple

    Daris Abraham
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:34 pm
    The USA’s most valuable company is delaying its television streaming service due to issues with licensing. Their current projection is that they will now go live next year. This means that Apple’s plans of launching its new service this fall have been scuppered. It could, however, turn out to be a blessing in disguise because it simply means that the tech giant now has more time to prepare. For ordinary folks, a year could be a long time to wait but time does not stand still for Apple. The tech giant may now delay the release of their exclusive iPhone 6S launch which was…
  • Good, down under robots are going to school

    Nidhi Mathew
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Much like their creators, there are bad robots, some very bad, so much so that they will kill. Then there are good robots whose only motivation is to help humanoids if only by design. Now, these are very good robots. They are going to school. Two Australian schools will be graced with the presence of robots in their classrooms. Kids being what they are, this will only be a joy to them. In Australia, research is being conducted into how robots can be integrated into human learning environments by way of primary and high school classroom scenarios. The three year research program is being…
  • Apple’s strength is in its diversity

    Nidhi Mathew
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Apple continues to surge ahead of the tech pack. They remain the world’s most valued company. They are ahead of the game where new innovations and product packages are concerned. They are also ahead of companies when it comes to human diversity and employing minorities in the male-dominated Silicon Valley. Apple says that it has hired sixty-five percent more women during the past year. Nearly 50% of the folks the company has hired to date are women. Also, black, Hispanic and Native American staff enrolments are up. It also helps that Apple’s chief executive officer is part of a minority…
  • Terminators must live

    Nidhi Mathew
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    While Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Stephen Hawking call for a world-wide ban on the manufacture and sale of autonomous weapons, there are some who suggest that automated terminators must live. The fear among prominent scientists and businessmen is that due to the evolutionary potential of killer robots, these things will ultimately and automatically decide who or what they can destroy. This means that everything and any human standing in their way is at risk. Science fiction ala renegade genocidal robots become reality. An argument in favor of preserving the life of automated murderers is…
  • Two gyms, many wheelchairs

    Nidhi Mathew
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    In South Africa, a Gauteng branch of the country’s leading health and fitness enterprise chucked a patron out. It was deemed that he was too passionate to go through the turnstiles of this gym. Bouncers at the door feared that his colorful kit would offend other exercisers. But two gyms in the United States have an open door policy that welcomes all; irrespective of race, colour, class, religion, political affiliation, age and even disability. The last distinction is quite important. Previously, it was always difficult for people with disabilities to exercise in public spaces. They were…
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  • HP introduces thin, light, and powerful mobile thin client for business

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    HP announces the HP mt42, ta powerful quad-core mobile thin client ideal for business customers in the financial, healthcare, training, services and government sectors looking for a reliable and secure mobile-cloud access point that’s packed to perform and built for virtualized environments. The new mt42 boasts a weight of just 3.41 pounds, is only 0.74 inches thin and provides up to 3.0 GHz AMD quad-core processing technology. The HP mt42 also offers 10 percent higher clock speedand an additional two cores of processing power than the previous generation.
  • Orderly 2.9.2 visual to-do App for iOS - now with unlimited folders

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    Tekton Technologies today announces Orderly - Reminders, Tasks and To-Do Lists 2.9.2, a major update to their popular productivity app for iOS devices, now comes with multiple "Folders", where users can create as many categories, while retaining the power of visual layouts. Power and simplicity are the key usage drivers. Designed based on how the human mind visualizes to-do lists, featuring awesome themes & location based reminders, the app makes sure that a task never goes unnoticed.
  • Pocket brings out of beta its story and video recommendation feature

    Nicole Batac
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:02 pm
    All Pocket users on Android, iOS, and the web will now be seeing stories that matter to them with its new recommendations feature. Previously in beta, this feature will now actively send you links to curated stories from around the web. Some of them will be specialized based on the topics you’ve saved before. Pocket hopes this feature will bring you the stories that are of interest to you. "[W]ith Recommendations," the company says, "we want to use this insight to help you spend time with more high-quality content, no matter how noisy it gets." Source: Pocket | Via: The Verge
  • Get millions of filters for your Instagram needs with Infltr

    Nicole Batac
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
      Feel limited by the number of filters offered on Instagram? Then you should check out Infltr. The US$1.99 iOS app claims they offer 5.1 million different hues on its app. You won’t be tapping on presets to get through these colors. You’ll be swiping around an invisible color map to make edits to your shots. You can keep track of what you’ve applied as a small color bubble appears under your fingertip. You can also choose a color to apply before you capture an image to get the effect you want instantly. Source: Engadget | Download: Apple App Store (US$1.99)
  • Here are Microsoft's new Windows 10 Lumia smartphones

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:46 pm
    We have the first look at the Microsoft Lumia devices thanks to a leak from @Evleaks. These devices are the Lumia 950 (Talkman) and Lumia 950 XL (Cityman). A nod to Nokia-designed Lumias of the past, these two variants of the Lumia 950 do look fresh. Specs for the Talkman are a 5.2-inch (1440x2560) OLED display, a Snapdragon 808, 64-bit Hexa core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 20 Megapixel PureView camera, 3,000 mAh battery, wireless Qi charging capability and USB Type-C connector. The Cityman should satisfy phablet and larger-format smartphone users with a 5.7-inch WQHD…
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  • The True Replacement: How TrueCaller Took over the Default Apps on my Phone

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:20 am
    Go back almost two years, while we all secretly enjoyed Truecaller, we were skeptical of using it. The fear of leaving your phonebook exposed was overriding the curiosity of knowing the unknown caller. This fear made sure that as much as we liked what Truecaller offered, we were not the most vocal about the service because we would not fit well with the crowd protesting the importance of online privacy and security. Once it became clear that Truecaller was safe and adoption became more mainstream, you could not imagine how life was the same before. As long as you were in an area with some…
  • Meizu MX5 with 5.5″ Amoled Display and Helio X10 goes official in India for 19,999 INR

    Cosmic Paladin
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    One of the most successful smartphone makers in China is Meizu and have been making some really good phones that are offered at a low price. What more, they have their own skin of Android in the form of Flyme OS which though has a long way to go, has its own unique identity and liked by many. One of their recently launched phones in China was the MX5 which was a massive hit and they are now bringing it to India, following up with the release of M2 Note. MX5 is a slim and light phone with complete metal construction coming at 7.9mm and 149gms and the form factor makes the phone very good to…
  • ZOPO Mobile launches Speed 7 in India for 12,999 INR

    Cosmic Paladin
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:12 am
    There seems to be no end to the number of phone makers arriving to India and most of them are the Chinese companies. One such new entrant is ZOPO which today unveiled a mid-range phone. Just so you know, ZOPO has partnered with Advance Computers Private Limited (ADCOM) to bring in the phones to India. ZOPO as a matter of fact is a well known brand in China and are popular for bringing in China’s first ever glasses-free 3D smart phone. While much of the manufacturing happens in China, they have dedicated design teams in US and Europe and have been selling in many different parts of the…
  • How to Install Exodus 5.1 Custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi 4 & Mi 3 – Detailed Instructions

    Cosmic Paladin
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    Exodus has been one of the most popular custom ROMs of Android in the recent past, mainly because of the fast uptake of Android releases and the stable releases they have been making. In fact Exodus has been one of the BEST custom ROM for the highly popular OnePlus One in our experience and it managed to deliver the best battery life and performance. All of these truly bring devices to life and enhance user’s experience bringing in the near stock Android experience at the same time deliver good performance. Xiaomi is always slow in their updates and the recent events have been rather…
  • Xiaomi unveils MIUI 7 Global version – 7 Key Features you should know about

    Cosmic Paladin
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    We all know MIUI is one the most widely adopted and one of the best custom ROMs of Android. While it is rich in features and looks to be an outright copy of iOS, it does bring in lots of things that make meaningful features that enhances the user’s life and adds value to the day to day life. One thing users have always whined about MIUI is the fact that they are always way too late in moving to the latest version of Android but finally they can rejoice – MIUI now moves to version 7, to Android Lollipop 5.1.1 and will now be available globally for many devices. It was globally…
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  • Tips On Finding The Best Home Contractor

    Kevin Johnson
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Tips On Finding The Best Home Contractor Home Contractor in McLean Va  When remodeling your house, you will certainly want to work with the best home contractor. You will want someone reliable, trustworthy and who will do a great job at a reasonable cost in a decent time frame. Most homeowners tend to cringe when they think about hiring contractors to work with on their home remodeling projects. Most people are scared of working with unscrupulous contractors who only take your money and don’t end up doing much of a remodel to the home. We have all heard of these horror stories, but it does…
  • Top 5 benefits of using Internet as business marketing

    Kevin Johnson
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Top 5 benefits of using Internet as business marketing Find a good Business Broker video In You area. In the past, the use of internet when improving business can been one of the goals of businesspersons across the world. This is so because the number of benefits that comes with proper use of the internet. The following are the benefits that your business will enjoy after using Internet as business marketing the products and services they offer: Lower the cost of marketing Marketing is one of the costs that many businesses often have a hard time coping up with when operating in the market.
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  • Why Europe Hates US Internet Giants In Six Charts

    Frédéric Filloux
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:24 am
    Here in Europe, America's domination of the digital world is met with unabated detestation. Today’s first of two articles looks at the facts. Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, GAFA, EU commission, antitrust anti-trust, Related columns: Europe: The Digital Squeeze Is Coming   By Frédéric Filloux A recent Bain & Co survey paints Europe’s digital future as squeezed between the explosive demand... Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts   Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for... The Internet of Things: Look,…
  • A Salute To Solo Programmers

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    applications tend to bloatware, obese programs whose complexity makes them nearly impossible to debug and maintain. Today, we look at happier counterexamples, past and current, of ambitious products created by “hermit programmers”. No related columns.
  • Google Car Challenges

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    16 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Self-driving cars make an immensely attractive fantasy. But how far are we from seeing these hoped for vehicles become real products? Related columns: Data in the driver’s seat   Autonomous vehicles — fully or partially — will rely on a large variety of data types. And guess who... Google might not be a monopoly, after all   Despite its dominance, Google doesn’t fit the definition of a monopoly. Still, the Search giant’s growing disconnect from society... How Facebook and Google Now Dominate Media Distribution   The news media sector has become heavily…
  • Better Than The Apple MVNO Fantasy

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée An Apple cellular network is a nice but unrealistic fantasy. Today we explore better ways of achieving the carrier-independence we dream of. Like a bug that lies dormant and waiting in a remote corner of the body, the Apple MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) virus periodically re-emerges to enflame our dreams. In(...) Related columns: Shameless Carriers   Wireless carriers used to rule smartphone suppliers. In 2007, Steve Jobs upended such rules. Why can’t the carriers accept... Carriers Still Think We’re Idiots   “Carriers are confident we…
  • What The Ad Blocker Debate Reveals

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:37 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 (“El Capitan”) carry ad-blocking technology that delivers an experience that stands in stark contrast to current advertising and tracking practices. Users are beginning to notice…and advertisers aren’t happy about it. On the last day of the June 2015 Developers’ Conference, Apple held a session (video here)(...) Related columns: The Rise of AdBlock Reveals A Serious Problem in the Advertising Ecosystem   By Frédéric Filloux Seeing a threat to their ecosystem, French publishers follow their German colleagues and prepare to sue... News…
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  • 5 Google Sheets Settings Essential for Teamwork

    Tina Sieber
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Services like Google Docs and Google Sheets have taken digital natives by storm and are used across the globe to collaborate on school and professional projects alike. Google Sheets is the online equivalent of Excel and it’s not the first tool that comes to mind in the sphere of teamwork. But when you’re collectively supplying data, the spreadsheet as an information processing tool becomes inevitable. This article will take you through Google Sheets functions and features essential for group projects. Some are universal and can be found in Excel, others are unique to…
  • 3 Ways Drones of the Future Will Be Like Insects

    Brad Merrill
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — or drones, as they’re more commonly known — are set to revolutionize a number of industries. Whether for shipping, agriculture, or military, sometimes you need a machine to do a man’s job. As drones get smaller and smaller, engineers have to be more creative to pack in all the necessary technology. Inspiration for some of the cutting-edge drones of the future has begun to come in from an unlikely source: bugs. Nature is an excellent engineer. Billions of years of natural selection have made insects more qualified than any other creature to…
  • Twitter Cares About Your Privacy… If You’re Famous

    Andre Infante
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week, Twitter drew controversy by shutting down API access to a number of watchdog websites that monitor politicians’ social media accounts for deletions. The sites, which are run by the Sunlight Foundation, include “Politiwhoops,” and “Diplotwhoops,” and provided this information about politicians from countries all over the world. In total, 31 sites were shut down. Twitter originally shut down the US branch of Politwhoops in June, and extended that decision this week to the sister sites in all other countries. The online outcry has been considerable, as…
  • Trouble with Your Apple Keyboard? Here’s How to Fix It

    Dann Albright
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Apple makes great keyboards — they work well, they look really nice, and they’re designed to work perfectly with your Mac. But every once in a while something goes wrong. Maybe you plug your keyboard in and nothing happens. Maybe your computer isn’t picking up the Bluetooth signal from the board. Maybe your keys aren’t doing anything. Here’s how to fix it. For Wireless Apple Keyboards We’ll start with wireless, as there are a few more things that can go wrong compared to wired counterparts. No matter what’s happening with your keyboard, try these steps…
  • How To Transcribe A YouTube Video

    Matthew Hughes
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Satyannarayana Asks: I have some university lectures saved on YouTube. How can I convert these into text? Matthew’s Reply: So, this is a really interesting question. We’ve looked at how to download videos from YouTube before. We’ve dissected all the ways you can convert a video file to an MP3. But we’ve never looked at how to convert a YouTube video to text. It turns out, it’s surprisingly easy, with a couple of caveats. Here’s how to do it in the browser, on your computer, and with the help of someone else. The Firebug Way This approach requires you use...Read the full article:…
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  • 5 Common Business Planning Mistakes That Startups Make

    Isabele Hernandez
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:28 pm
    A viable business plan is a crucial part of the startup process as it is the first major step you’ll have to take as an entrepreneur. It often takes time, patience and countless revision in order to come up a business plan that opens doors for investors, partners and employees. If your business is poorly planned, it will most certainly prevent you from getting the attention you need. In order to help you avoid such mistakes, I have made a list of 5 common mistakes that entrepreneurs make during their start up process: 1. Not conducting a comprehensive research Although this might seem…
  • Top 5 Best GoPro Alternatives

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:32 pm
    It’s not surprising at all how people have gone crazy over the GoPro, especially for the active ones who would love to relive their adventures over and over again. Sure, a lot of people complain about its battery life, which is something that matters a lot if you’re on an adventure far away from home and do not have the luxury to plug it in for charging anytime soon. But having an extra battery pack around makes that okay, and the number of things that a GoPro does makes it completely understandable how fast its batteries run out. When it comes to its price however, this is one thing that…
  • 20 Gifts Ideas for Casual & Hardcore Gamers

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:02 pm
    If there’s one group of people that would be hard to give a gift to, it would probably be a group of gamers. Gamers usually have an extremely complex way of thinking that it’s hard to pinpoint what their desires are at the moment. Their attention span could also be quite limited, especially if the thing you want them to focus on does not really appear interesting to them. In other words, thinking of something to give as a gift to a gamer, whether a casual or a hardcore one, is quite challenging. Where to Find Gifts So what’s the perfect place to start hunting for gifts? There are a…
  • 35+ Invaluable Technology Hacks You Should Know About

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:12 pm
    It truly is amazing how much you can actually do using your computer, your smartphone, and other similar gadgets. Their functions and the amount of apps that you can download spell limitless opportunities to make life a whole lot easier to live, and can remove boundaries that you have always lived with your entire life. With the knowledge that these gadgets make life easy enough as it is, it wouldn’t be shocking to know that there are actually a few other things that you just haven’t discovered yet. These tidbits could be useful to you now, or they may not be. But the mere thought of…
  • Freebie Friday: Watercolor Flower Set

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This weeks freebie comes to us from Nadi Spasibenko. Nadi is a highly talented artist & illustrator from Krasnodar, Russia. This PSD freebie contains over 20 hand drawn watercolor flowers and leaves. These illustrations are perfect for invitations, stationary, packaging, t-shirts, greeting cards, websites, labels, and so much more. You can easily customize the size and the color. We would like to thank Nadi once again for giving away this awesome freebie. Nadi has hundreds of outstanding hand drawn illustrations in her shop on Creativemarket. Be sure to visit her shop and check out…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Modified bacteria become a multicellular circuit

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Rice University scientists have made a living circuit from multiple types of bacteria that prompts the bacteria to cooperate to change protein expression. The subject of a new paper in Science, the project represents the first time the Rice researchers have created a biological equivalent to a computer circuit that involves multiple organisms to influence a population.
  • A new look at superfluidity

    10 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    MIT physicists have created a superfluid gas, the so-called Bose-Einstein condensate, for the first time in an extremely high magnetic field. The magnetic field is a synthetic magnetic field, generated using laser beams, and is 100 times stronger than that of the world’s strongest magnets. Within this magnetic field, the researchers could keep a gas superfluid for a tenth of a second...
  • New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent

    23 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards “the Internet of things” — the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil-engineering structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock would have their own embedded sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks. Realizing that vision, however...
  • Superconductor exfoliated to yield boron-rich nanosheets

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    While exploring the possibility to realize graphene-like nanostructures of boron, carbon’s neighor in the periodic table, a team of chemical engineers at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has discovered an entirely new family of 2-D compounds. Their research team led by Dr. Kabeer Jasuja, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at IITGN, has demonstrated...
  • New fog chamber provides testing options that could improve security cameras

    17 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Fog can play a key role in cloaking military invasions and retreats and the actions of intruders. That’s why physical security experts seek to overcome fog, but it’s difficult to field test security cameras, sensors or other equipment in fog that is often either too thick or too ephemeral.
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • What is a 301 Redirect?

    10 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Have you ever bookmarked a website page, forgot about it, and then tried to visit it again months later only to find that the link no longer works? It’s likely that you ran into a problem because the owner of the website changed domain names, but failed to use a 301 redirect to make sure you ended up in the right place. Avoid this causing this confusion on your own site by understanding what a 301 redirect is and when to use it. What is a 301 Redirect? A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one website domain to another. You’ve probably experienced a 301 redirect without even…
  • What is an SEO Audit?

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    There are a lot of things that go into have an accessible, successful website. An SEO Audit will look at the factors that affect how many visitors your site gets, and will help you determine if that number is as high as it should be. What is SEO? SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is how you adjust, index, and organize your content to attract more visitors to your site from search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo!. If you offer a service or are using your website to sell something, you want to be using SEO. Without it, you won’t reach the number of people you should be, and you won’t…
  • 5 Simple Tips for the Ultimate LinkedIn Lawyer

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    LinkedIn is a great tool for law professionals because it’s the online version of the networking you’ve already been engaging in for years. Because word-of-mouth drives so much of a law firm’s business, and most social engagement now occurs online, LinkedIn is especially important for lawyers. Use these tips to make the best of your profile. Know Your Audience LinkedIn is unique in that it allows you to build a professional network that reflects your goals. If you’re searching for a job at a law firm, you want your profile to reflect your strengths as an employee. If you’re already…
  • Top 5 Pay Per Click Optimization Tactics

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Optimizing a Pay Per Click campaign can be a long and frustrating task but there are certain tactics that can be taken in order to see immediate results. Below are 5 optimization tactics I suggest you look into in order to get your PPC campaign on the right path. 1. Landing Pages If your PPC ads are directing traffic to your homepage you may want to consider linking them to a custom-landing page. This can be one of the most effective ways to immediately improve your results. Your landing page should be very simple, nicely designed, have a clear call to action and focused on the product or…
  • Marketing Strategy vs. Marketing Plan

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    So you’ve tried every marketing tip in the book, and you still aren’t seeing results. You’ve started a blog, engaged on social media, made videos, and done everything else you’ve been recommended. Despite your extensive efforts, you haven’t seen any increase in your business. So what’s the problem? The problem probably isn’t what you’re doing, but why you’re doing it. Even if you have a plan of what type of content you want to produce and when you want to release it, it’s not going to help you if the plan wasn’t preceded and informed by a strategy. Although “plan”…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Two Companies Close In on a Concussion Blood Test

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A pair of companies say they’ve identified proteins that could lead to a blood test to quickly diagnose concussions.A blood test that could quickly detect a brain injury and measure the damage it has done could help doctors provide better care for the millions of people suffering from such injuries, potentially improving their chances of avoiding long-term disabilities.
  • New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Drones are being used to capture video footage that shows construction progress at the Sacramento Kings’ new stadium in California.For some construction workers, any thoughts of slacking off could soon seem rather quaint. The drones will almost certainly notice.
  • Tool Makes It Easier to Evade Online Censors

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New software makes Web traffic that’s banned in places like China or Iran appear as ordinary Internet use.After the huge chemical explosion in Tianjin, China, this month, two cleanup efforts began. Amid the wreckage, first responders rescued people and doused fires. On the Web, China’s censors began deleting content suggesting the government could have done more to prevent or contain the disaster. Hundreds of websites and social-media accounts have now been shut down.
  • Inside Illumina’s Plans to Lure Consumers with an App Store for Genomes

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Gene-sequencing company’s CEO hopes to store the public’s DNA data in online trove.The CEO of the world’s leading DNA sequencing company says he knows how to finally get consumers interested in their genomes: by creating an enormous app store for genetic information. 
  • Synthetic Life Seeks Work

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A startup company says it is expanding the language of DNA to create new tools for drug discovery.In the May 15, 2014, edition of the journal Nature, Floyd Romesberg’s chemistry lab at San Diego’s Scripps Research Institute published a paper titled “A Semi-Synthetic Organism with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet.” Romesberg and his colleagues had created a bacterium incorporating chemical building blocks that, as far as anybody knows, have never been part of any earthly life form.
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  • Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Fourteenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    The post Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Fourteenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Welcome to our fourteenth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Jennifer Bracewell. Every two weeks Jennifer will review and curate work […] The post Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Fourteenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Fifth Edition (Part 1) – Women’s Street Photography Collective

    Cara Gallardo Weil and Gina Costa
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:32 am
    The post Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Fifth Edition (Part 1) – Women’s Street Photography Collective appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Welcome to the forty fifth (Part 1) edition of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted […] The post Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Fifth Edition (Part 1) – Women’s Street Photography Collective appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Inspiring Photographic TED Talk – Visualising Enduring Love

    Joanne Carter
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    The post Inspiring Photographic TED Talk – Visualising Enduring Love appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. I have created a special section within TheAppWhisperer to publish inspiring photographic related TED talks to. To read the previous articles, please go here. Very early this morning, whilst awaking […] The post Inspiring Photographic TED Talk – Visualising Enduring Love appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • TrueView Interviews –“What does your Work say about Mobile Photography?”with Brett Chenoweth from the USA

    Joanne Carter
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:22 am
    The post TrueView Interviews –“What does your Work say about Mobile Photography?”with Brett Chenoweth from the USA appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Today, we are publishing a brand new TrueView Interview video, this time with the very talented Mobile Photographer and Artist, Brett Chenoweth from the USA.  We asked him, “What does […] The post TrueView Interviews –“What does your Work say about Mobile Photography?”with Brett Chenoweth from the USA appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (185) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    The post Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (185) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Here’s day one hundred and eighty five of our new mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for […] The post Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (185) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Reimbursement Barriers to Dental Screening

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    According to healthcare experts, around 70 to 80 percent of bills for preventive or diagnostic dental care services such as preventive screenings, fluoride treatments and others can be covered with traditional fee-for-service plans or preferred-provider plans. While there may be co-payments and deductibles, dental care settings can claim their reimbursement from relevant carriers by reporting the services using appropriate CDT codes. However, a 2014 qualitative study by a group of American researchers discuss the several barriers that exist as regards the reimbursement for oral rapid HIV…
  • Preparations to Tackle Revenue Loss after ICD-10 Roll Out

    Meghann Kiernan
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:15 pm
    One of the most important considerations practices must have while preparing for ICD-10 is tackling the revenue loss expected to occur just after ICD-10 implementation. The biggest costs will come to practices from lost productivity and claim denials due to coding mistakes. Though bigger players may survive this sudden shortfall with their cash reserves, it may be disastrous for small practices that have already invested in ICD-10 preparations and are operating at a very tight margin. If you prepare well and employ accurate medical coding services for services provided to patients, you can…
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Coding in 2015

    Natalie Tornese
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:13 am
    There is a significant change in coding for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) in 2015. Three new procedure codes have been introduced in the 2015 CPT manual to describe the physician work and practice expense involved in breast tomosynthesis.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also created an additional new G code (HCPCS Level II code) for Tomosynthesis, effective from January 1, 2015. To ensure accurate coding and appropriate reimbursement, it is very important to understand when and how to appropriately assign these codes.New Codes for DBT77061: Digital breast…
  • 2015 Early Release Vaccine Codes and Proper Coding for Vaccinations

    Julie Clements
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:53 pm
    As the current flu season worsens, accurate vaccine coding is necessary for effective medical billing and accounting of services provided. Since influenza is constantly developing new viral strains, constant development of updated flu vaccines is vital. To keep up with this, the American Medical Association (AMA) publishes new and revised vaccine codes twice a year (January and July) when required for emergent/critical distribution, which is known as early release. These codes are indicated with a symbol and the AMA will track them to monitor the FDA approval status. The symbol will be…
  • Value-Based Reimbursement Model Highly Beneficial For Primary Care

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Primary care compensation has improved substantially, a consequence of physician and hospital reimbursement moving to value-based models based on quality and outcomes, from the earlier fee-for-service model. Healthcare staffing is also witnessing a new trend, with hospitals luring more primary care physicians through financial incentives with a view to seize more outpatient revenue in the new value-based care model. And the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, has a lot to do with it. This has had an effect overall on how even medical billing companies are viewing their clients.While…
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    1E Blogs

  • What does the FAA debacle teach us about test automation best practice?

    Shikha Rav
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    At the end of last year, I published a blog on test automation best practice – a topic that has suddenly popped into the spotlight again thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent weekend disaster. A newly implemented software which was meant to enhance the en-route tracking system and get jetliners to their destinations more quickly, instead malfunctioned, causing nearly 1,000 flight cancellations and delays in the space of a few hours on Saturday. So, apart from several thousand ruined vacations and a lot of public embarrassment, what happened? In situations of this kind,…
  • ITAM Projects Fail for 6 Key Reasons – Learn to Identify and Counter Them

    Peter Beruk
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    ITAM projects may fail for many reasons. Common reasons for failure include poor inventory, lack of prioritization from the organization and in many cases, lack of executive support for a program. Other reasons include lack of a dedicated ITAM manager and belief that compliance via spreadsheet ‘works’. Blaming failures on others is one option – having solutions to those problems is another. Join us at IAITAM Fall Ace Dublin 1E will be at the 2015 IAITAM Fall ACE to reveal the 3 specific technology gotchas (one each from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM) and 3 business gotchas that are the…
  • 1E Nomad 6.0 Launches Today

    Troy Martin
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Today 1E is proud to announce the general availability release of Nomad 6.0!! 8.5 months and over 6K hours were spent adding new features and enhancements that will help turbocharge your Windows 10 migration. You can learn exactly how it does this by joining our Nomad 6.0 Launch webinar on September 3, 2015. Sincere thanks go to the amazing Engineering and Product Management Teams at 1E for all their time and effort, as well as the partners and customers who participated in early Release Candidate (RC) testing. Without everyone’s involvement and continued support, this release would not…
  • Keeping the Elephant on the Tight Rope: The Secret to Managing Large Projects

    20 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    Every project manager knows that delivering a successful project takes organization, skill, a commitment to maintaining momentum and the ability to deal with the unexpected. All factors that are multiplied when working on a large-scale project involving multiple vendors are working together to achieve a common goal. This is something we experienced at first hand when working on a large regional bank’s ATM Migration project. The migration involved a combination of internal teams and external vendors, including the two different divisions tasked with satisfying the migration requirements…
  • 1E Product Support statement for ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 / R2 SP1 and Windows 10

    Troy Martin
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    On May 14, Microsoft released ConfigMgr 2012 SP2/R2 SP1 with support for Windows 10 included. On June 1, Microsoft announced the July 29 release date for Windows 10. We had an important decision to make: Test ConfigMgr 2012 SP2/R2 SP1 by itself and release a support statement for it. Test Windows 10 by itself and release a support statement for it. OR Wait for Windows 10 to release on July 29 and test both ConfigMgr 2012 SP2/R2 SP1 and Windows 10 together, releasing a joint support statement We decided to go with the latter, waiting until after Windows 10 was released. We believe this was the…
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  • 50 Free E-Books for Web Designers and Developers

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Originally posted on: Speckyboy Design Magazine site has a list of 50 free e-books for designers and developers that is worth looking at.
  • Solution to Little Puzzlers - Lowest Common Ancestor

    James Michael Hare
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Originally posted on: This is the way I went about the "Lowest Common Ancestor" problem. However, keep in mind there are multiple ways to solve this, so don't worry if your solution has variations and it’s entirely possible there are more efficient ways. Feel free to suggest your solution in the comments here or in the original post, but please be respectful of others’ efforts. The Solution The first tendency in this problem is to want to walk back up the tree.  This is…
  • Back in Seattle Again

    James Michael Hare
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:07 am
    Originally posted on: folks, after 8 months back in the mid-west, we had a family meeting and decided that it would be better for my career and our kids to go back to Seattle.  We're relocated again, though still waiting for all of our computers, furtniture, etc.  As soon as I can, I will post the solution to the latest puzzler, and send you a new one!  To those who were noticing duplications in my feed, I believe I fixed this, is anyone still noticing issues?-Jim
  • This blog is moving! Now on

    Elton Stoneman
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Originally posted on: 7 years on Geeks with Blogs I’m moving on, you’ll find me now at: Elton Stoneman’s new blog - RSS - The guys at GWB do a great job – over the years they’ve hosted hundreds of thousands of page views for me But the lure of simple publishing with Ghost, simple hosting with Azure Web Apps, and never having to use Windows Live Writer again was too much. All the old content will stay here, but…
  • Edgy.Cool

    Jason Franks
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Originally posted on: the last week or so there's been a lot of discussion about the New York Times piece about Amazon's dystopian work culture, which you can read over here if you have been living under a pile of rocks that no wireless signal can penetrate:'ve never worked at Amazon so I don't know how true any of these allegations are, but, based on my own experience working for nine or so different…
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    Slice of MIT from the MIT Alumni Association

  • What do First-Year Students Need to Know?

    Julie Barr
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    In a few days, first-year students will be on campus gearing up for the start of their first semester at MIT. Today, the Class of 2019 is busy preparing for the transition to come, hurriedly enjoying their last days of summer vacation. With the approach of the new school year, Allan K. ’17 decided to […]
  • Many Languages, One Alumna

    Nicole Morell
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Can you write a winning essay on sustainable global development? How about in Russian? That’s what Tiffany Amariuta ’15 recently did as part of the Many Languages, One World contest (MLOW). The contest, put on by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the ELS Educational Service invited students from around the globe to submit essays […]
  • Why Come to ALC? Here are 10 Reasons.

    Jay London
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The 2015 MIT Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC) is one month away. ALC is the Alumni Association’s cornerstone event for volunteers and alumni who want to reconnect or stay engaged with MIT. More than 600 attended last year’s conference, and this year’s schedule is packed with even more brainstorming sessions, networking events, and volunteer training. Whether […]
  • Alumnus Entrepreneur Brings Test Prep to Mobile Devices

    Jill Hecht Maxwell
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    After five surgeries on one knee and two on the other, Elad Shoushan MBA ’14  hung up his high-tops, leaving his Israeli professional basketball career for computer science. Now instead of making assists on the court, he helps students score more points on standardized tests. His company, LTG Exam Prep Platform, puts test prep on […]
  • Photo of the Week by Gary Blau ’70—August 22, 2015

    Alan Scott
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Gary Blau is a photographer in Cambridge, MA. View more work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week.
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Joomla is ten years old today

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    In the world of software development and especially the internet that is an incredible achievement and one truly deserving of recognition and celebration. Joomla is so much more than software to produce web sites. Joomla has shown that there is another way - a way for people to work together from across the globe. We live on a planet divided by race, religion, culture and politics and yet at any time you can find members of the Joomla community ignoring our differences and working together and celebrating our connections. I have stood on the stage and looked out at an audience of people from…
  • Six degrees of separation - Vin Diesel and Joomla

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    As we approach Joomla's 10th Birthday it is not surprising that my mind is drawn back to the days of August 2005 when it all began. In ten years there is so much history to share but not all of it is well known - or perhaps even that interesting. There is a fun game called "six degrees of separation" and this is my attempt at finding the connection between Hollywood star Vin Diesel and Joomla. Step 1. Vin Diesel starred in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy - don't remember seeing him? He was the voice of Groot - an alien tree. A difficult role as Groot only says three words - "I am Groot"…
  • Celebrate Joomla's 10th Birthday

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    On August 17th Joomla will be 10 years old. That's a truly amazing achievement for any open source project especially one that is 100% community run without any corporate overlord or backer. 10 years of a global community working together motivated not by money or personal gain but solely to create something that the world can use freely. As I look back to the events of August 2005 and the decision we made to leave the comfort of Mambo and start this journey it is hard for me to believe what we have achieved in that time. Spread the Joomla Love As my small contribution to the 10th Birthday I…
  • 10 years ago today

    27 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    10 years ago today I set off on my travels for my first whole day community event. (Obviously it was called a MamboDay and not a JoomlaDay back then as it was six months before the "spork"). Looking back on that event it is great for me to see that I am still good friends with many of the people who were there that day.  On Friday the 27th May, 2005, I set off on my Mambo travels again. This time the venue was Bonn, Germany, not quite as an exciting destination as Bangkok, but all the same I was off to meet fellow Mambers. Travel nerves The event was Mamboday, Germany, and Robert Deutz…
  • What happens when you chose a bad web developer

    15 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    Stop Right There Stop right there, I gotta know right now, Before we go any further Are you prepared for a long read that will shock and enrage you. A tale so fantastical that it is hard to believe but one I can assure you is 100% true and told without embellishment or exaggeration. Have you removed all sharp objects from your desk? Are you sitting in a comfortable chair with a soft cushion or toy nearby? You will need to be prepared for the facepalm moments below. The Back Story Last week I responded to a call for some help with a Joomla website via twitter. Turns out that the site owner is…
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    best mobile phone plans

  • Best Family Cell Phone Plans Offering The Freedom of Choice

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    If you're planning to keep all your family connected under only one single bill, family cell phone plans are the best choice. Every large carrier permits you to purchase for a month bundles of web data and talk minute, saving you some money. The price of 4 individual in AT&T service with 2 gigabytes of web data each, increases around 220 dollars, while a 4 members on a family plan costs 160
  • Prepaid SIM Card USA - Offers Users No Restrictions

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Searching for an inexpensive plan on iPhone offer, or perhaps you wish to use an unlocked worldwide cell phone? Several prepaid wireless companies now are providing SIM-Only service, in which you bring in your personal cell phone, catch in a SIM card and enjoy. There are two carriers that actually work with unlocked GSM cell phone or unlocked iPhones which is T-mobile and AT&T, however the two
  • Senior Cell Phone Plans - Simple & Easy to Use

    11 Aug 2015 | 3:51 am
    Choosing the best cell phone plan for a senior could be as complicated as choosing the right living arrangement. If you or a family member is over 50 and searching for a cell phone plan, you can find that big-name service providers just may not be suited to your needs. Luckily for retirees and seniors, there are companies and plans catered to users with a little more life experience
  • T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans Available in 2015

    15 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    T-Mobile is the 3rd largest company of the big four US carriers and the 2nd biggest GSM provider, with more than 30 million customers. Compared to other carriers such as Verizon, it provides great plans, and since its latest 'unCarrier' change, all plans offered are contract-free. The disadvantage in this is that subsidized handsets will no longer be offered. One of the certain
  • Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans Worth a Look

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    If you don’t want to be bound to a contract, a prepaid plan is an excellent fit. There are small companies that offer the best prepaid phone plans with unlimited talk, text and nice amount of data. There’s actually something for any budget-and you’ll save over a postpaid plan. Below are the most affordable prepaid cell phone plans with nationwide network coverage assuming light usage.
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Top 5 Reasons Custom Scripts are Putting Your Business at Risk

    Steve Brasen
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    IT administrators love to write scripts – at least, the most talented ones do. Scripting provides a powerful platform to automate simple and repeatable tasks. However, like with most powerful tools, there is an overwhelming temptation for scripting to be overused. When faced with a project deadline, a high-pressure failure event, or even just the need to simplify day-to-day events, administrators can unintentionally create scripts that are so complex they actually put the business at risk. I must confess that during my 2 decades-long tenure as an IT administrator and engineer, I’ve…
  • The Limits of Packet Capture

    David Monahan
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    In preparation for my new ‘Achieving Hi-Fidelity Security’ research project, I thought I would post a relevant blog I wrote for I have packet capture data for forensics, isn’t that enough? No! Of late, I have briefed with a number of companies that provide full network packet capture capabilities.  They tout its benefits and that with it; security administrators can rule the world.  There seems to be a real fervor around the topic, almost to the extent that it would seem that all the data we previously had was almost worthless.  I’m not sure what has…
  • Workload Automation: A Key Tool in a Fast Paced Tech Landscape

    Dan Twing
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Consumers of IT services want speed and dependability above all else. When they envision a new service, they want it built and deployed in record time. While there has always been time pressure, it has become more pressing with the consumerization of IT. Consumerization describes the emergence of IT in the consumer market which then spread to business and government organizations. Users carry their devices and expectations to the workplace and want the same instant gratification, self-service mobile access, and constant stream of new apps they experience in their personal use of technology.
  • Orchestrating a Symphony of Application Automation

    Steve Brasen
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    There is a reason orchestras have a single conductor. Can you imagine the cacophony that would result if a horn section performed out of sync with a string section? Or if the percussions played a faster beat then the woodwinds?  But in IT management, it’s all too common for organizations to have separate automation platforms conducting individual software elements. In fact, this is often the cause of an increased IT complexity that results in degraded performance and reliability. For instance, SAP’s popular customer relationship management (CRM) software includes a built-in job scheduler…
  • The Real Reason Your Workforce Is Not As Productive As It Should Be

    Steve Brasen
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Chances are, in an average day, you are not accomplishing as many tasks as you would like … and neither are your colleagues or your employees. What is mystifying about that statement is that it seems today’s workforce is putting in more hours and more effort than ever before coinciding with an increased adoption of IT devices and applications designed to improve user productivity. In fact, this has been a key driver for organizations to enable workforce mobility – to provide flexibility in accessing business IT resources (applications, data, email, and other services) from any device at…
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  • Windows 10 build 10240 has three small updates to download

    John Callaham
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:16 am
    Most of the over 75 million users of Windows 10 have build 10240 installed on their PC or tablet, at least for the moment. Now, Microsoft has released three new updates for build 10240, but at the moment, there's no word on what these files are designed to do for the OS.
  • Apple finally lets 75 million Windows 10 users stream their Sept 9 event

    Daniel Rubino
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    If you need any more proof that Windows 10 is a game-changer, look no further than Apple. In case you did not know on September 9, they are hosting their annual Apple Event where the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iOS 9, a new Apple TV and more. In and of itself that is not news. What is news is that evidently Windows users can stream the event using the new Microsoft Edge browser. This change is significant if only because Windows and Android users are always left in the dark for such events. Apple, for whatever reason, would restrict their live stream to people watching on an iOS or OS X. As a result,…
  • Slack updates their desktop app for Windows 10 with notification support and more

    Daniel Rubino
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    If you are a productivity hound like us Slack is part of your daily routine. The popular chat-collaboration app is used by many offices when proximity is an obstacle. It looks like Slack has bumped their desktop app with some Windows 10 support. No, it's not a Univeral Windows Store app. However the desktop app now has a few bonus features for Windows 10 users. Version 1.2 (To the World) is now out and here is the lovely changelog.
  • Microsoft retiring its Music Deals apps, sales moving to Windows Store

    John Callaham
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Microsoft has decided to retire its Music Deals apps that it launched for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 in October 2014. The apps were designed to alert Xbox Music owners if there were some price cuts on albums and songs on the service.
  • Forza 6 demo goes live on Xbox One September 1

    Richard Devine
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    The excitement for Forza Motorsport 6 is growing with the launch just a couple of weeks away and there's some more great news for anyone eager to get their hands on it. As of September 1 there will be a demo of the new game live on the Xbox One Store to put it through its paces before launch.
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  • Don’t get lost, take the map! – DTO survival code

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    There are a few topics that can turn programming community red hot. Plural or singular database table names? Should we use DTOs or not? And so on, and so forth. But that’s not the time to discuss these matters. Today we won’t deal with databases, but let’s face DTOs and map some of them around.Some multilayer applications, or even some simple ones with a legacy code, need to take care of mapping some objects to another, usually domain objects to DTOs or different versions of DTOs. Say one is for administration, other for portal, and yet another for API. Or you need to map…
  • I don’t wait for inspiration – interview with Michał Warkocz

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:39 am
    Do .NET and Java developers really argue? Can a programmer lock himself in an empty room with his computer and speak to nobody? And how does an idea for a blog post develop? These are just some of the topics I have discussed with Michał Warkocz, .NET developer and blogger.Michał, how did it happen that you started working at Goyello?I learned about the company from a friend of mine. He got to know about Goyello from his friend, working here at that moment. I checked the website and found a job offer for .NET developers. I sent my application and got a call from the HR Department on the…
  • 10 things you need to know about Agile before adopting it (according to Gartner report)

    Peter Horsten
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    For sure Agile is a hot thing in today’s IT. At first being Agile was rather special. Today everyone claims to be Agile. Great results have been delivered thanks to Agile. Therefore it’s not that strange that everyone wants to have a piece of this pie. But will it really support YOU in achieving YOUR goals? In this post you should find the answer to this question.CIOs under pressureIT departments and providers in general and the CIOs in particular are under pressure. In today’s demanding business environment new digital business models are being introduced. While maintaining the…
  • Stereotypes? Let’s hope they will not be that common – interview with Paulina Żmijewska

    9 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    What front-end developers do, what it is like to be a member of the female minority studying computer science, whether there are going to be more women in IT and if books should be read twice – I’m talking to Paulina Żmijewska, Front-end Developer at Goyello, involved in the Webmerce and BarberBooking projects.Paulina, how did it happen that you started working at Goyello?I came here when I was still at the university. Students of Gdańsk University of Technology were obliged to do an internship. I started to look for companies having opportunities for trainees. One of them was Goyello.
  • The Art of Performance tuning and Optimization

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    About 2500 years ago there lived a brilliant Chinese military strategist, general Sun Tzu. His life’s work was a book entitled “The  Art of War”. It is full of ideas or in a way design patterns for winning small to large-scale conflicts in the most optimal ways.Even though the book is now 25 centuries old it still inspires leaders in our times. Sun Tzu believed that one of the better ways to win a war was to avoid a fight in a clever way. In our beloved software industry there are actually quite a few who believe the same. You may have heard that the best code is the one you never…
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  • My Prediction of the Hugos

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    I am going on record with my best guess before it all comes out. This assumes no censorious SJW vast conspiracy or sudden “electrical fire” doesn’t destroy the unadulterated ballots. I don’t seriously think there is a real possibility of the voting being unfairly counted or outright faked, but… humans. You know the species. Anyway, here are my predictions: Vox Day will actually get a nomination for best short form editor. The only corollary to this is the whole category not being No Awarded, which is possible, but I will tend to assume it is probably not the…
  • #GamerGate in Paris

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    In Which I report on the Evil Masterminds of GamerGate It was a very last minute trip and I arrived in Paris very late Friday night, checked into my hotel, which, having been picked at random for convenience, turned out to be in a slightly Beirut-looking part of town, and went to sleep after eating the two packets of crisps I had got on the Eurostar. Yet the Hotel room was not without a certain charm despite it being the size of a small cupboard. This was in the bathroom. In case you can’t see it the caption says: La Joconde, Musee du Loo-vre In the morning I had to get back to Gare du…
  • The Roosh Event in London

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Well, first of all, let me say I enjoyed Roosh. I was pleasantly surprised. Now, in order to understand why that is a seriously powerful endorsement, you need to know that in general my opinion of PUAs is somewhere below contempt. I have written on this before, and I will now go on a little detour to explain what I think is wrong with PUAs in general. If you don’t care, feel free to skip to the next bolded heading further down.   It’s not that they try to get laid with lots of women, that’s just called being male. It’s the lies. The hypocrisy. The weakly bendy springs they have in…
  • Hot Crazy Matrix

    9 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    So my brother sent me a video. Because I was married to a Hairdresser. And then a Redhead. And we’re sensitive and caring like that in my family. Also, knowing my luck, there’s a redheaded stripper called Tiffany in my future and he wanted to warn me. Related posts: Telepathy – The Real Thing This guy. The Wedding Suit
  • The Evil Empire of Evil

    4 May 2015 | 8:33 am
      You may know about the Evil Legion of Evil and it’s admirable assault on the forces of Political Correctness. You may in fact, even be a Vile Faceless Minion. You may even be Proud about it. And yet; there remains an unfulfilled level of pride. And as the Evil Empire of Evildoers well know, Arrogant pride in our Evilness is basically a requirement. Many Vile Faceless Minions are required. Indeed we must accept that their bodies are useful for the making of steps with which we, more arrogant, more specifically and intentionally Evil, Evildoers climb over the bastions of Social…
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  • How to Stay Motivated While Working Remotely From Your Team

    Phil Domenico
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The perks of working remotely are undeniable. Your transportation costs are nearly diminished, you have more control over your work-life balance and you can set your own culture. A uStamp study reported 65% of companies allow employees to work remotely and 69 percent of remote employees say they feel liberated being able to work away from the office. Yet there is a sacrifice that comes with working from home or co-working in a shared office away from the rest of your team. According to Talent Development, 46% of remote employees say they feel isolated due to a lack of face-to-face contact…
  • REACH NeXT Announces Keynote Speaker Brandon Kleinman Founder of Laurel & Wolf

    Efren Toscano
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
      When it comes to story telling there is none other than Brandon Kleinman, Founder and Former CMO of Laurel & WolfBrandon loves a good story and knows design dictates how people interact with a given space. His obsession for story-telling and creating better spaces helped power Laurel & Wolf as founder and CMO. Brandon got his professional start in the epicenter of story, Disney. Brandon was one of the first to recognize and utilize social media throughout Disney’s parks and resort business. He created stories for some of the best brands in the world as the digital…
  • Big Data is Not Penicillin

    Alex Espenson
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:58 pm
    The last few seasons in the online business industry has seen a great deal of sexy work being penned on the merits of so-called “big data.” Although there are many advantages to big data, it should not be looked at as a cure-all for everything that ails you in your business endeavors. For instance, although Tableau on Hadoop is a great way to connect different types of data, you actually have to know what to do with that data for any of the consolidation to be worth anything. Here are some of the things that you should definitely not expect from big data. Your fantasy data…
  • EAT Club To The Rescue! | L.A. Launch Means Better Workplace Lunch

    TechZulu Inc.
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:38 pm
    No matter if you have a team of 5 or 500 EAT Club can accommodate the startups and enterprise level companies alike.  The company redefining workplace lunch with personalized meals and snacks that are always on time, launches today in L.A. Since its inception in 2010, EAT Club has scaled its service in the Bay Area, delivering more than three million meals to allow thousands of companies like Netflix, Tesla and Cisco to find their workplace zen. Here’s how EAT Club works: Companies select the program that works for them. Office managers pick the exact number of lunches and/or snacks,…
  • How Real Time Data is Changing the World as We Know It

    Alex Espenson
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:04 pm
    To say that big data is changing the world may sound like an overstatement, but in reality it’s true in nearly every respect. Big data has quickly come onto the scene and is steadily transforming businesses, institutions, organizations, governments, and a host of other entities in ways that were only part of the most imaginative mind just a decade ago. As the amount of data generated continues to grow and more experts figure out how best to utilize it, understanding regarding big data has grown with it. Now it’s not just about analyzing as much data as possible; it’s about doing so in…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • Why using Microsoft Word’s Normal template is like matching socks

    Deborah Savadra
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:42 am
    If every document you draft starts with either a completely blank page or the last version of whatever you're drafting, you're missing out on the power of custom templates. Click the title above to see the essential elements of a custom pleading template, plus find out what digging in your sock drawer has in common with working in Microsoft Word.
  • Using AutoText to deal with repetitive text

    Deborah Savadra
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    Ever have the same phrase, sentence or even paragraph repeat over and over in a document you're typing? Microsoft Word's AutoText feature can help automate it!
  • Why lawyers need to start using stopwatches

    Deborah Savadra
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    If you're anything like the typical lawyer, your document creation process could stand some improvements. Here's an eye-opening experiment you can do with your smartphone to show you where your inefficiencies lie.
  • The 6 Best Reasons to Use Styles

    Deborah Savadra
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Once you get past the beginner level in Word, it's tough to know what skills to master next. Here's my suggestion: Styles. For my money, Styles can give you the most leverage over your documents, save you editing time, and let you do all sorts of editing magic you didn't even imagine possible. Click below for my list of the 6 best reasons you should start using Styles ... NOW.
  • Learn how to use email better and fix your Word line spacing

    Deborah Savadra
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Just because I haven't posted here in a couple of weeks (longer?) doesn't mean I haven't been busy! Click the link below for some tips I've posted elsewhere on the interwebs recently about email best practices and how to fix that darn single spacing in Microsoft Word.
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  • Tips for Success With Social Media: Part Three

    Michelle Kulas
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks, we have talked about many different types of social media and image-sharing websites. Hopefully you have been able to take some time to decide which sites are best for you to focus on when it comes to marketing your small business. Since each site is different, we are going… Read More The post Tips for Success With Social Media: Part Three appeared first on most optimal.
  • Boosting Your Online Reputation for Better SEO

    Michelle Kulas
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Your mama might have told you that at the end of the day, all you have is your reputation. Before you write off this advice as old-fashioned, think about this: Today, your reputation precedes you, whether you’re the Queen of England or the owner of a widget-shop in Smalltown, U.S.A. How can this be? It’s… Read More The post Boosting Your Online Reputation for Better SEO appeared first on most optimal.
  • Tips for Success With Social Media: Part Two

    Michelle Kulas
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    We recently talked a bit about using social media as part of your marketing strategy. We went over the biggest sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Today we’ll be discussing some of the sites that you might not have thought of. It is important to remember that this is by no means a comprehensive list, nor… Read More The post Tips for Success With Social Media: Part Two appeared first on most optimal.
  • Tips for Success With Social Media: Part One

    Michelle Kulas
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    As a small business owner, you are undoubtedly busy. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or you have been running your company for a while, the responsibilities of keeping a small business afloat can be overwhelming. It’s understandable that you don’t have a lot of time to devote to your social media presence. In 2015, with… Read More The post Tips for Success With Social Media: Part One appeared first on most optimal.
  • Mobile Search: The Way of the 21st Century

    Michelle Kulas
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Everywhere you go, people are staring at their smartphones. It might be a disconcerting trend, but it’s not unheard of to see a party of six at a restaurant all looking at their screens instead of interacting. Like it or not, this is the way of the 21st century, and this dependence on tiny mobile… Read More The post Mobile Search: The Way of the 21st Century appeared first on most optimal.
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  • Ten of the Best Football Apps and Games

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:04 am
    This upcoming new season of football can be enjoyed in a much better on the tablet and smartphone by using some smart football apps. Here are some smart football apps which offer more than just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Metamaterial wormhole Teleports Magnetic Fields across Space

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Metamaterials are the stuff futurists dream of: painstakingly engineered materials of conventional origin (plastics, metal, etc.) that display properties not found in nature, enabling things like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MIT Unveils 3D Printing Method Using Glass Instead of Plastic

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:37 pm
    They’re calling it 3DGP for Glass 3D Printing. Borne out of collaboration between the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab, the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT, the MIT Glass Lab and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Internet Routing Method Allows Users to Avoid Sending Data through Undesired Countries

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    Censorship of information has become quite commonplace all across the world. The developing countries and developed countries- both are using censorship in similar fashion to thwart the flow of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Charge Your Phone the Lo-Fi Way

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Charging Phone – Lo-Fi Way - NipperFrom pocket solar panels and kinetic energy converting armbands to wireless inductive charging docks, portable phone charger market seems to be more like science... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Clean It Up? Clean Labels Pose New Challenges For Manufacturers

    M Nugent
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Competition for the consumer continues to increase among food manufacturers. One path to competitive advantage is clean labels, which addresses the consumer demand for transparency in ingredient lists. The idea of creating products that have fewer ingredients and/or more natural ingredients is something that I can’t help but think is a step in the right direction. Source: However, the clean label product must still deliver on taste so it may not make sense for some products to consider this. For example, a personal favorite, the Oreo, is not likely to be a candidate for a clean…
  • In CPG, Less is More (Again)

    D Gryga
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    CPG product innovations are packing even more benefits and features into each new offering. In just the past five years, there has been a 40% increase in the average number of benefits hyped across product messaging vehicles. Touting an average of eight benefits per product certainly can help products compete across occasions and blur traditional category boundaries but can also result in consumer confusion and dilute messages. Looking Back Source: A few years ago, product launches focused on convenience made possible through technological advances, packaging benefits, etc. Consumers…
  • Millennials Are More than Just the New Generation: Tips for Targeting This Influential Group

    A Larson
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    Millennials are the hot topic when it comes to marketing. Companies want to reach this group because obtaining loyalty within this group would solidify their future for generations to come. Everyone wants to succeed in capturing their attention. Don’t believe me? Google search “marketing to” and see what the first suggestion is. In order to stay relevant, companies want to appeal to this young age group who have more buying power every year and often set the trends in the marketplace. Speaking as a millennial and someone who has worked in market research focusing on…
  • Staying Open-Minded: A Webinar about Applying the Principles of Behavioral Economics to Brand Equity Surveys

    C Ho
    7 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    The popular interpretation of Behavioral Economics models suggests that because people are so reliant on intuitive (sometimes described as unconscious) decision-making shortcuts we cannot capture their opinions via direct questioning. What’s missing from this reading, supported by many academic studies including those by Daniel Kahneman himself, is the fact that for people to develop these shortcuts there first had to be a knowledge-gathering process upon which their intuition could rely. For survey research to be effective, we must do a better job of allowing people to consciously access…
  • Customization Is (and Needs to Be) Everywhere

    A Dodge
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    This article was co-written by Laura Kurtin and Amy Dodge. Those of us who have studied marketing in school and have worked in the industry tend to be a bit cynical about some of the gimmicks and ploys companies use to encourage us to buy their products and services. However, when we see our favorite product sitting on the store shelf in a fun new package (right next to the package we’ve always bought), and it costs a little more than we’re used to paying, we’re still pretty likely to put that in our cart – and we’re savvy enough to know that the product inside is exactly same as…
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  • The Voices of Girls Who Code

    Guest Contributor
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    BSA | The Software Alliance sponsored the first-ever Washington, DC Girls Who Code summer immersion program. Here, several of the students share journal entries about their experiences. Destiny “Throughout my time here at Girls Who Code we’ve learned a lot of skills that I can take into the future. I think my favorite skill, other […] Related posts: 3-D Software Helping Us Understand Our Past
  • 3-D Software Helping Us Understand Our Past

    Victoria Espinel
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    In my job, I see what software lets people accomplish every day. With software, people are transforming the present, and pushing the boundaries of current limitations further and further out.  People are using software to shape the future in many ways, from using software to save the lives of more premature babies and infants in […] Related posts: You Can Do Amazing Things with Software
  • Effective Information Sharing Legislation Needed to Combat Cyber Attacks

    Victoria Espinel
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    It’s not hard today to find news accounts of how America’s digital networks are under siege.  Cyber criminals are at work, hoping to extract valuable data from consumers, businesses, and government organizations and to shut down or disrupt our critical infrastructure. One way to combat these attacks is allowing businesses and the government to share […] Related posts: Time for Congress to Act on Cyber Threat Information Sharing Sharing Cyber Threat Information: How It Would Work, and Why It Would Help Bolster Security More Progress toward Compromise on Information Sharing
  • Accepting Director Comey’s Call for a Public Debate on Encryption

    Victoria Espinel
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    FBI Director James Comey published a column on July 6, 2015, calling for a robust public debate about the benefits and costs of strong encryption that protects users’ privacy and overall network security. I join Director Comey in that call. The law enforcement community has raised legitimate concerns about their ability to access information stored […] Related posts: Pass Surveillance Reform Now Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing The Time is Now for Breach Legislation
  • The State of Cybersecurity in APAC

    Jared Ragland
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:04 pm
    News of cyber attacks dominate today’s headlines. No country is safe from malicious cyber actors. In a world where cyber threats are constant, it is important to understand both how governments are addressing cybersecurity challenges and steps they can take to do better. Today, BSA | The Software Alliance released its first Asia-Pacific (APAC) Cybersecurity […] Related posts: The State of Cybersecurity Closing the Gaps in EU Cybersecurity: Let’s Get It Right Time for a Final Push on Cybersecurity Legislation
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Review: PhotoFast CR8700 Memory Expansion Combo Kit for MacBook Air

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:40 pm
    I recently purchased a 13 inch MacBook Air a few months ago (my first foray into OS X) and only recently did I feel the 128GB internal storage was not enough. To begin with, you get to enjoy less than that because part of it is allocated to OS X and installed apps. When the movies and pictures started piling up, I quickly realized that I need more space. Since changing the SSD is not an option, and there are a lot of times where I don’t want to bring an external drive, the next best thing is expansion through the SD card slot. And I found the PhotoFast CR8700 Memory Expansion Kit is…
  • LG announces the LG G4 Stylus

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:58 pm
    LG Mobile Philippines introduces a new member of the G4 series, the LG G4 Stylus. The smartphone has the same arc shaped body found on the flagship G4 with the addition of a stylus and a slightly larger screen. The G4 Stylus has a 5.7 inch 720p HD IPS screen which uses a zero-gap in-cell hybrid touch technology. It is slightly bigger than the G4′s 5.5 inch, but with less resolution. This makes for a better viewing experience for games and movies or for those who enjoy taking down notes. In terms of processing prowess, the G4 Stylus is powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 410…
  • Playground BW300 Smartwatch Review

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:17 am
    If you’re looking for an affordable smartwatch, then you may want to take a look at the Playground BW300. Retailing for only PHP 3,990, you get an  IP67 certified, water resistant watch that is easy on the eyes and on the wallet. Playground BW300 Smartwatch key specs: 1.6 inch transflective capacitive touch screen (240 x 240) MediaTek MT2502 SOC Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy + 2.1 IP67 certified Water Resistance Works with Android KitKat or Lollipop, and iOS 7 and above Smart functions: Phonebook, Dialer, Call Log, Messaging, Remote Notifier, Find My Service, Alarm, Calendar, BT Music, Remote…
  • OPPO launches Mirror 5 and introduces first local ambassador

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Chinese smartphone maker, OPPO finally launched the OPPO Mirror 5 in the Philippines. The event was held at the SM Mall of Asia, where the company also introduced their first local brand ambassador. OPPO Mirror 5 As OPPO puts it, the Mirror 5 is an interpretation of its design philosophy, which is “wisdom and innovation, shining above the ordinary.” The shiny new smartphone features a unique diamond-like mirrored back panel made with “individual cut-glass segments consisting of different reflective properties.” Looking at the specs, the Mirror 5 doesn’t immediately impress. It comes…
  • ASUS announces 256GB ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Okay, so ASUS maybe pushing it a bit with this one. When the Taiwanese multinational tech company announced the ZenFone 2 Deluxe, we didn’t expect them to follow it up with a Special Edition version as well. What makes this special is its huge (and I mean HUGE) 256GB storage capacity. The smartphone was unveiled in Brazil, and is, for the most part, just the Deluxe edition with an upgraded 256GB storage. The ZenFone has the same display, processor, RAM and camera. Now, we can think of a number of things to do with the huge storage (apps, games, HD movies, tons of music and photos, some…
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  • Review of Jabra Sport Wireless+ headset

    16 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
    I while ago I received this cool Jabra Sport Wireless+ headset as a gift. Now it is time for me to share this little review with you. With this headset, you can enjoy a good running in the nature with music in your ears without any wires that gets in the way. The headsets connect to your phone
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q2 – 2015

    11 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Another quarter has past and it is time for another of my popular Google Analytics Traffic Reports. Each quarter of the year, I share my traffic numbers and explain how I have been doing traffic-vice and what I have been doing well and what I need to focus on in the months to come. I know
  • Giveaway of System Mechanic on Sysadmin Day

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    In cooperation with I am happy to celebrate this year’s Sysadmin Appreciation Day, hosting a giveaway of 3 licenses for System Mechanic here on my blog. The giveaway will run until 31th of July, the date for this year’s official System Administrator Appreciation Day  A couple of year ago I wrote a review on System Mechanic that
  • Why you should upgrade to Windows 10

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Windows 10 is to be release later this month. In this post, I will tell you why you should consider upgrading to the next version of Windows being released on 29th of July. Microsoft has made a lot of improvement over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to make Windows 10 a success. Here is some
  • Windows 10 is coming – Are you ready?

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Later this month, July 29 2015, Microsoft will release they next operating system, named Windows 10. Microsoft themselves think it is such a big release that they have decided to skip Windows 9 and goes directly to Windows 10. No doubt, that Windows 10 is very important after Windows 8, that was not much appreciated by desktop
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  • Intel and Micron Announce Storage 1000 Times Faster than Current Flash Storage

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Intel and Micron have announced a new 3D XPoint memory technology that is 1000 times faster than the current NAND bases flash storage options. A breakthrough in computer storage, this  is the first new type of non volatile computer memory created in 25 years. Intel is already mass producing the memory and it is expected to go on sale in 2016.  The technology is also more durable than the current standards and can enable a whole new set of applications ranging from real time tracking of diseases to 8K computer gaming. Here is an interactive diagram of the new storage technology: The storage…
  • I Bought an Apple Watch and Returned it

    13 Jun 2015 | 4:34 pm
    I was one of those people who pre-ordered the apple watch at 12 am on April 10 and still got the shipping estimate of June. I had bought the Space black stainless steel with link bracelet. It cost a whooping $1195 with taxes here in California and I was praying that it better be god damn good to justify that price. Sadly, it wasn’t. When I got it on June 2nd, after the usual adrenaline rush of unboxing an apple product subsided, and after using it for about a week, I came to the conclusion that this is a product that Steve Jobs would never have let to be launched in its current state. But…
  • Review: Nomad’s Portable Charging Products

    8 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    We earlier reviewed Nomad’s Chargekey – a key shaped USB lightning charger you can put in your keyring to always have a charger handy. The company – Nomad, has rebranded itself and have come up with an updated version of the Chargekey (now called NomadKey) and 2 new products which they claim are tools meant for the modern nomad. Essentially targeting the segment of customers who are mostly on the go. They sent us a review kit with all 3 of their latest products. I have been using them for the past few weeks and so far, they have proved to be delivering on their promise. Lets…
  • Huawei Announces the Best Looking Android Smartwatch Yet

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Huawei has announced its Android smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress and it is the best looking android a yet. Huawei claims that they surveyed various potential customers and based on their feedbck of the current smartwatch options in the market, they have come up with one that looks like a luxury watch and caters to what people are looking for in a smartwatch. The watch has a round display and comes with some beautiful watchfaces which does give it the sophisticated look of a luxury watch. It works with Google Now to let you issue voice commands. Here is how the watch looks: Yup that…
  • IRCTC Ties Up with Dominos Pizza to Deliver Pizza to Your Train Seat

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Domino’s Pizza in India to deliver pizza to your train seat. The service is being run as a pilot project in 12 Indian cities – Agra, Alwar, Ambala, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Mathura, Muzzafarnagar, New Delhi, Pathankot, Vapi, Bharuch and Vadodara and is only available to passengers travelling in trains which do not have apntry car. To avail this service, passengers will need to make a meal booking via IRCTC’s e-Catering service (, 1800-1034-139 (Toll-free), 0120-4383892-99 (Toll) or SMS…
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  • Google Image Search is Peeping your PDF’s

    Andre Sólo
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    What does your company use PDF’s for? The answer may range from info products to reports to clients to “absolutely nothing.” But if you do have PDFs tucked away somewhere on your site, it’s important to know that Google can now take them apart and show the images in search results. The PDF Search Finding PDFs in search results is nothing new. If a PDF is indexed somewhere on your site, it can turn up in relevant search results. (This can be a problem with carelessly uploaded internal reports.) However, previously PDFs were an all-or-nothing game. If it was deemed…
  • It Turns Out CTR Does NOT Affect Search Results

    Andre Sólo
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    Without a doubt, click through rate (CTR) is one of the most important metrics considered in SEO and internet marketing. CTR is a percentage, showing how many people click on your site when they’re offered the link. The higher the CTR, the more traffic and (hopefully) the more sales. But CTR doesn’t do everything. For some time, the SEO industry has wondered if Google uses it as a ranking factor—in other words, better CTR means better search rankings. The theory is that people clicking on your site from the search results acts as a vote that your site is valuable. But…
  • Why is Google Suddenly a Subsidiary Company?

    Andre Sólo
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Google is in the habit of paying millions or even billions of dollars to buy other companies—some of which, like Youtube, were giants in their own right but still looked tiny compared to the big G. So if you asked me to name one company that would not become a subsidiary of someone else, Google would probably have been my pick. But, in a surprise announcement, that’s exactly what happened last week. On August 10, with no warning, Google announced to major shifts: it will now be a wholly owned subsidiary of a new parent company, Alphabet; and its two founders are leaving Google…
  • The Science of Content (That Doesn’t Perform)

    Andre Sólo
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:19 am
    Last time I covered a whole new set of suggestions for making great content that builds links for online stores. But it isn’t just -commerce that relies on content-driven SEO: everyone, from law firms to local restaurants, can leverage content marketing for big traffic boosts. At least, most of the time. What if you’re putting out all the content, and seeing no return? A new in-depth article from Derek Edmond has you covered. Derek expects his content campaigns to bring more traffic and improved SEO, and when it doesn’t, he does some serious snooping. Here is an overview of his…
  • 4 Ways To Build Links for Your E-Commerce Site

    Andre Sólo
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:07 am
    How do you attract links to an e-commerce website? E-commerce is fundamentally different from other business websites, because the main point is to move products—and product pages just aren’t good link bait. Given that SEO still depends heavily on backlinks, that puts online stores at a disadvantage compared to informational sites or the online homes of physical businesses. There are ways around this, however. The most recommended strategy for e-commerce sites is “content marketing,” but content marketing can mean many things. Luckily, a recent article by Stephan Spencer gets to…
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  • Instagram just introduced the feature everyone's been asking for

    Nathan McAlone
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    Instagram announced today that it is "thinking outside the square" and will now allow users to post in both landscape and portrait format.  Instagram's reasoning is that the visual story you are trying to tell should always come before any tradition of square photos on Instagram. In analyzing data from its network, Instagram found that almost one in five photos (or videos) its users were posting weren't natively square. This means awkward and annoying cropping sessions. Your "friends get cut out of group shots," Instagram writes — which sounds a bit precious but is definitely a common…
  • Here are all of the things we're expecting to see at Apple's big event (AAPL)

    Lisa Eadicicco
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Apple just sent out invitations to its next major event, which is scheduled to take place on September 9 in San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We won't know exactly what Apple has in store until the event, but based on Apple's history and recent reports, we have a pretty good idea of what they might unveil. Here's a look at the announcements we're expecting to see next month: Apple will probably unveil its next iPhone, which would be the headline announcement of the entire event. In years past, Apple has held an event in early September to introduce its new flagship…
  • The guy coming to Carly Fiorina's defense once compared critics of the rich to Nazis persecuting the Jews

    Julie Bort
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Carly Fiorina is doing well in the Republican presidential primary debates running, in part, on her nearly six-year term as CEO of Hewlett-Packard that ended about a decade ago. She was fired from HP in a "board room brawl," as she describes it. At the time she was let go, many articles labeled her among the worst performing CEOs. HP's stock price was in tatters. After Fiorina was fired, she went on 60 Minutes and accused board member Tom Perkins of masterminding her dismissal. Fiorina is now fiercely recasting her time at HP as a success. So when The Washington Post's Glenn…
  • The fabulous life of SoundCloud cofounder and CEO Alexander Ljung

    Lucy England
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    SoundCloud founder and CEO Alexander Ljung went from a geeky, music-obsessed teenager to the high-flying CEO of one of Europe's most-recognised startups. Ljung and cofounder Eric Wahlforss bonded over a shared love of music, and decided to create a platform that was something like Flickr or Wordpress but for sound. It turned out to be a godsend for aspiring musicians, mainstream artists, DJs, and podcasters alike, who have collectively uploaded over 100 million tracks. It propelled Ljung into the spotlight too. When not working hard at SoundCloud's Berlin office, he can be found in the…
  • A look inside SeekingArrangement, a website that promises to help young women find their 'sugar daddies'

    Maya Kosoff
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    GQ has just published a fascinating glimpse into, a "sugar daddy" dating website that lets older, wealthy men meet younger girls. There's still a taboo around an older man paying lavishly for the company of a much younger woman, and the women are sometimes portrayed as either victims or prostitutes. Writing for GQ, Taffy Brodesser-Akner has profiled a handful of SeekingArrangement users, both sugar daddies and their "sugar babies." First, we meet the pseudonymous "Thurston Von Moneybags," an older man who once got scammed out of $800 before he even met the girl he'd…
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  • Step Aside For the 4G Enabled Helio S1

    Alavi Wahid
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Step Aside For the 4G Enabled Helio S1 via - Edison Group, the company behind Bangladeshi smartphone powerhouse Symphony has joined forces with local telecom operator Grameenphone to launch a new premium 4G enabled smartphone dubbed the Helio S1. From what we understand, the Helio brand is not directly under Symphony even though it is found on the Symphony website. My main argument is that there is no sign of Symphony branding on the device itself nor is it a part of the device’s name. We will have to wait and see how Edison Group works with this new entity and markets it. My…
  • [Leak] HTC’s new flagship device looks like the iPhone 6

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    [Leak] HTC’s new flagship device looks like the iPhone 6 via - If there’s any company who needs to revive again from the quagmire, it’s none other than HTC. Their latest flagship deice, HTC One M9 did not sell quite well as expected and most importantly, the stock price of the company has also plummeted down. Seems like HTC is going for another shot, a do-or-die situation by releasing another new flagship device. Please note, this isn’t officialy at all as the images are leaked and have been provided by Steve Hemmerstoffer who runs the @onleaks account. The images…
  • 6 best apps for college students

    Jonathan Emmen
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    6 best apps for college students via - Apps are small but powerful utilities that can be used via mobile phone, tablet, notebook, or desktop pc. Uses for apps include games, personal and professional organization, financial management, studying and taking notes, increasing productivity, and socializing. Given their love of technology and convenience, it should come as no surprise that college students are heavy users of apps. Of course, some apps are better than others. So, what are the apps that are really grabbing the attention of college students now? We’ve done the research and…
  • Samsung working on a product to rival Surface Pro 4

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Samsung working on a product to rival Surface Pro 4 via - In the near future, Samsung is working to return back to the Windows tablet arena once again.  According to a leaker in China, Samsung will be releasing a 12-inch tbalet which will run on Windows 10 and will fight head on with Microsoft’s line of the Surface Pro devices. The details regarding the device is close to none but the leaker has suggested a 12-inch Super AMOLD display device with either a 3840×2400 or 2560×1600 resolution. The device might be armed with an Intel Core ‘M’ processor with 4GB of…
  • Fossil Shows its Intel Powered Android Wear Watch

    Alavi Wahid
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:23 am
    Fossil Shows its Intel Powered Android Wear Watch via - Fossil, the American clothing and accessory maker, revealed their intentions to make a smartwatch powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system. Today at a Intel’s Developer Conference Fossil took to the stage to give a brief glimpse of their new wearable devices. Yes, you read correct, devices. Fossil showed not one, not two but three new wearable devices. The first wearable is more like a basic activity tracker whilst the second is a semi-smartwatch type. The third is what interests us. The Android Wear powered device…
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  • Is A Passive Income WordPress Site A Realistic Goal?

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Here’s the dream scenario. You have a hobby about which you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You suspect there’s an audience of like minded hobbyists interested in what you have to say on the subject. You start a blog. Hosting is inexpensive, social media promotion offers enormous reach. You write and publish a couple of dozen… Continue reading →
  • Google Now Requires AdSense Users To Get Permission For Tracking Cookies

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Google recently announced that publishers who serve ads with the company’s AdSense product must comply with EU regulations requiring publishers to seek permission from EU users before they can add tracking cookies to the user’s browser. If you live in the EU, and possibly if you live elsewhere, cookie warnings will be part of your… Continue reading →
  • Roundup of August’s Best Magento, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress Content

    20 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    It’s an exciting time around Nexcess. We had our annual grill off this month. As usual, we all won. Additionally, EllisLab has started releasing developer previews for ExpressionEngine 3.0, Magento 2 is getting closer and closer, and even WordPress dropped their 4.3 “Billie.” So without further ado, here’s the best of the rest WordPress, Magento,… Continue reading →
  • What Is A Web Application Firewall For WordPress?

    18 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    WordPress is a relatively secure content management system. As we’ve discussed before, there is no such thing as completely secure software, but the WordPress development team do an excellent job of keeping WordPress users safe by introducing as few vulnerabilities as possible and fixing them when they arise. That said, WordPress is enormously popular, which… Continue reading →
  • Reactor Can Turn Your WordPress Site Into A Mobile Application

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Reactor from AppPresser is a new tool that can create a native application for iOS and Android from your existing WordPress site. As a platform for building mobile-friendly websites, WordPress is well ahead of the curve. Theme marketplaces are full of responsive themes that make it straightforward to build sites that play well with devices… Continue reading →
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  • Easiest Ways to Monitor Kids Online Activities

    Harry Frost
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Kids can be a lot of trouble as they grow up. Back in the 80’s or the 90’s you could keep an eye on everything that they’re doing without facing any problems. But times changed and the internet was introduced to world. The internet has both good and bad effects on kids and it’s up to the parents to take care of their online activity. Instead of banning the internet on them, just keep an eye on their online activity with the help of these super amazing apps. MobiCip Mobicip is a unique way to keep an eye on your kids as they do some bad online activity.With Mobicip you can ban…
  • Best FREE Screencast Software for Windows

    Mary Young
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Ever wondered how all those video tutorials on different educational websites are captured from a software? In many online resources, the video is recorded so smoothly, tracking each and every movement on the screen. All these amazing video tutorials and other YouTube videos are actually recorded with screen casting software. The two most popular ones are shared below which are free and are most widely used around. TechSmith’s Jing Jing is a web and computer service, letting you to record basic video, still images and animation which can then be shared online on different platforms. Jing…
  • How To Create Meme – Few Meme Generators Online

    Harry Frost
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:54 am
    Memes are the latest comical way of portraying what you want to say with the help of a set of badly drawn comics or pictures that seem to display an emotion or a story in terms of humor. Now with that said, memes are the latest trends on the internet and are being used on every sector to display humor. Want to make a meme? Well, that’s nothing to worry about! You can make a meme about anything at all and you won’t have to worry as we’ll talk about a few online Meme generators that can make memes for you easy and free! Imgflip Imgflip has been providing funny gifs for a long…
  • 5 Top Online Resources to Learn Mobile App Development

    Mary Young
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Are you keen to learn mobile apps development? With this article, you will come to know closely some online resources which are the best on the internet when it comes to learning app development. Whether you are a newbie or have some basic knowledge about this field, these resources will guide you to ace the art of app development. iOS Dev Center The official website of iOS Dev Center consists of all the information that you would need to learn app development. In order to access this particular resource, you need to pay to Apple’s Developer Program. Once a member, you can get your hands on…
  • How to Downgrade To Windows 7 from Windows 10

    Alex Jomar
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    Windows 10 is finally here. You might have enjoyed all the features provided by this update like Cortana, Microsoft edge and many others. But what if there is any thing that is not fitting into your requirements? whether you encountered any hardware issue, apps incompatibility, slow processes or may be you did no even like the new approach by Microsoft and want go back to your beloved Windows 7. Thankfully, there are ways to revert back to windows 7. If you are one of those unhappy peoples, then follow the directions given below. 1. Make sure you have upgraded within the last month The option…
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  • Gigabyte GTX 950 OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card

    The Sorcerer
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 GPU is aimed towards MOBA players- and that is a massive crowd! But what’s the performance and price difference compared to GTX 960 which uses the same core (but with two more cores enables) and 1st generation GTX 750 and GTX 750Ti? Click the following link for a detailed written review: ► Support and encourage us by buying from BBQ’s affiliate links: ► Amazon US: ► Newegg US: ► Amazon UK: ► Amazon FR: Help us to help others! Join the BBQ…
  • Coolermaster MasterCase 5 PC Chassis

    The Sorcerer
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Cooler Master came up with a BOLD concept which allows users to ‘Make it yours’ by providing add-ons and upgrades. The MasterCase 5 is a base model! Would this case appeal to you enough to even consider buying and upgrading should you require? Click the following link for a detailed written review: ► Support and encourage us by buying from BBQ’s affiliate links: ► Amazon US: ► Newegg US: ► Amazon UK: ► Amazon FR: Help us to help others! Join the BBQ Community:…
  • SanDisk releases next gen portable SSDs Extreme 900 and Extreme 500

    The Sorcerer
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    To keep up with the times, SanDisk release two portable SSDs that should peek an interest of some people. The Extreme 500 is a SSD-based external drive that allows transfer speed up to 415MB/s. The Extreme 500 uses a black finish casing but with rubber bumpers to provide protection for a storage unit with no moving parts and a ring to clip on a bag. These are available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB variant for Rs. 8,490/-, Rs. 12,990/- and 22,990/- MRP. Currently, it’s not available via Indian based online sites, but the 120GB and 240GB variant are already available in the US for $99.92 and…
  • Gigabyte GTX 950 OC Graphic Card Review

    The Sorcerer
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    As expected, Nvidia launched its GeForce GTX 950. The difference between the GeForce GTX 950 and the GTX 960 is that it uses the same core but with two cores disabled with lesser CUDA core counts- and the base/core clock speed. So we should be expecting ‘close enough’ performance when compared to GTX 960, in this case, the Zotac GTX 960 AMP! Edition. Nvidia does have a reference specification mentioned in its specs page, but all of its AiB partners will be having its own variant. I will be reviewing Gigabyte GTX 950 WindForce OC Edition graphic card for this purpose. Judging by the…
  • SoundMAGIC launches a new set of audio hardware

    The Sorcerer
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    SoundMAGIC released three earphones- the E50, E50S, E80 and the other headset the BT20. The E50 and the E50S uses aluminum housing with 10mm dynamic drivers, with the S variant comes with a multi-remote and in-line microphone with its Smart Switch feature to provide compatibility between Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Samsung Galaxy and Nokia devices. The SoundMAGIC BT20 is a Bluetooth 4.0 headphone but also has a detachable cable. These units are sold via Acro engineering in India. The specs and the price are as follows: BT20 SpecificationE50 SpecificationE50S SpecificationE80…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • No more UNLI Data, but let us keep the bandwidth we paid for

    18 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    When Smart and Globe started rolling-out Volume-based data subscriptions sometime last year, it was the beginning of the end for the good old unlimited data plans. Yesterday, at the Senate’s Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship public hearing on the slow internet connections in the country, both telcos have stated that they have already shifted to volume-based data plans on their mobile internet services. The trade off is that the much criticized “Fair Use Policy” would also be dropped as well. We really don’t need to worry about keeping tabs on how much…
  • Messenger or Hangouts 4.0?

    16 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    With Google updating Hangouts with new features and the material design treatment, Android users like me are asking the question: Should we now switch to Hangouts for all our messaging needs: chat, video calls and SMS/MMS? Released to much good reviews last year, Messenger was Google’s good messaging app for SMS and MMS. While Hangouts did receive the capability to send SMS/MMS as well back in April 2014, Google actually recommends that we use Messenger for SMS over Hangouts. I myself had set Messenger as the default SMS app on my Nexus 5 while Hangouts was used for online chat with my…
  • Star Trek Trivia: Sulu was named after Sulu Sea

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Not really a Star Trek fan and most likely fanboys already know this trivia that I found very interesting and cool: “The problem [Roddenberry] had was to find a name for this Asian character from the 23rd century because every Asian surname is nationally specific,” said Takei. “Tanaka is Japanese. Wong is Chinese. Kim is Korean. And 20th century Asia was turbulent with warfare, colonization, rebellion, and he didn’t want to suggest that.” As Takei described, “He had a map of Asia pinned on the wall and he was staring at it trying to get some inspiration for the Asian character.
  • What if the Hiroshima bomb was dropped on Manila?

    6 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Yesterday the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The nuclear bomb, dubbed “Little Boy” packed an energy equivalent to 15,000 tons of TNT. Some 90,000 to 166,000 people were killed. It ushered in the age of nuclear warfare and to date have been the only time when such devastating weapons were used in actual combat. A few days later, on August 9, 1945 a second atomic bomb, “Fat Man” was dropped in Nagasaki killing almost 80,000 people. While it was commonly believed that the atom bombs led to…
  • OMG! American Naruto Live Action Movie Coming Soon

    4 Aug 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Let me be clear that the OMG in the title was said with dread more than excitement. And the next word pretty much explains why is that so. Yeah, I know…I’m still trying to recover from the shock and despair as also try to find the words to write this news, but here’s an excerpt from Variety: Lionsgate has signed Michael Gracey to direct an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series “Naruto.” The studio is in negotiations for the film rights to the “Naruto” series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, first published in 1997. The manga, which has sold…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • How to Reach Audiences Beyond Your Owned Channels

    Beyond PR
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    We write a lot on Beyond PR about how to create content. Jamie Heckler’s 77 Types of Content to Feed Your Audience, for instance, has been one of our most popular blog posts to date. It’s a great piece of content; however, even great content on an owned channel can’t reach new audiences without help. Owned digital channels, like company blogs and websites, are valuable, and it is important to leverage them. They help you nurture an already engaged audience and serve as a destination for people wanting to learn about your business. Owned media is your home base. It’s where you want…
  • Live Journalism – As Opposed To What?

    Kelley Damore
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    It looks like The New York Times has dubbed a new term: live journalism. Live journalism is this: editors moderating panels at conferences, interviewing executives on stage and steering the conversation to provocative and relevant issues. These conversations, and the news generated by the talks, are posted on the New York Times’ site. Clearly the reason The Times is getting into the game is because they are beginning to realize what we at UBM Tech already know: building up a conference business can be a lucrative venture, especially at scale. I have two reactions to this blog. 1. What…
  • Refresh Your Marketing Strategy With Us At ITSMA

    Hilary Jansen
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    Are your content assets not getting shared? Have you abandoned leads after an event? Are your email promotions not increasing their CTRs? These are common challenges that tech marketers face as they evaluate Q1 and Q2 performance metrics. Here at Create Your Next Customer, we believe that it’s never too late to refresh your marketing strategy. Create Your Next Customer produces marketing research throughout the year to help tech marketers optimize their event, digital, and particularly content strategies. For instance, our 2015 Content Connects research study looks at the content…
  • Content Connects: The Most Effective Ways to Deliver Your Marketing Messages

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    The 2015 Content Connects report studies the content consumption habits of technology professionals, identifying the range of content formats that inform IT buyers and measures the actions that content inspires. The research examines the following content types: webinars/virtual events, research, video, vendor content/advertising, mobile, digital radio, white papers, infographics and slide shows. We’ve seen that the format you select to present your marketing messages can be almost as important as the content of the message itself, and each of the formats has different attributes when it…
  • Using Analogies in Your Content Marketing is Like…

    Beyond PR
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Our understanding of analogies develops in early childhood. They help us build upon what we already know by offering a bridge to the next new idea. For marketers and other storytellers who may feel stuck on a particular piece of content, they are an incredibly useful tool. I recently had to tackle a topic that could have resulted in a very unwieldy blog post. So I turned to one of my favorite topics – food – to tell the story. Making comparisons between content creation and menu planning worked so well that it inspired two follow up posts. Apparently, there are more than a few fellow…
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    What's On My PC

  • Geek Squeaks (#2015-18) – Featuring Amazons NEW Underground App For Android — and MORE FREE STUFF

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Amazon’s NEW Underground App For Android – From what I am gathering, Amazon is replacing their Amazon free app of the day with a new app that has the same functionality as their regular shopping app. It is being called Amazon Underground and it includes “over $10,000 of apps and games that are actually free”. Appears […]
  • Geek Squeaks (#2015-17) – Featuring Drone Event Happens In My Hometown — and MORE FREE STUFF

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    Drone Event Happens In My Hometown – The drone and robotic technology’s are two technology’s that I fear could have major repercussions to our society, if in the wrong hands. For example, an event occurred in my home turf where a plot was foiled by police to fly a drone into the airspace of a maximum security […]
  • Photo viewers and Windows 10

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog:Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer  which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web.  I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView.    Note:  This is by no means is a way…
  • Geek Squeaks (#2015-16) – Featuring How To Link Outlook Email To Other Accounts — and MORE FREE STUFF

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    How To Link Outlook Email To Other Accounts – Just had a friend ask me, “How do I link Outlook Email To Other Accounts?”; especially, if IMAP or POP accounts. Did some quick research on this and found, by chance, that Digital Trends just posted an article, “Want to link Outlook with other email accounts? […]
  • Geek Squeaks #2015-15 (Featuring: 70+ Useful Google Now Voice Commands— and MORE STUFF)

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    70+ Useful Google Now Voice Commands – I am a big Android smartphone and tablet user. I am finding more and more of using Google’s version of a virtual personal assistant called Google Now. What amazes me is how accurate Google Now is in interpreting what I am saying. If you are like me and […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • FileSolve Announces New President

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- FileSolve, a division of Patterson Pope and leading provider of information governance solutions, today announced that Peter F. Ransome was named its new president. A successful entrepreneur, CEO, and sales and marketing executive, Ransome brings over 25 years of success in information management, enterprise content management, records management, business process outsourcing, and IT outsourcing. "Peter is a proven leader known for his motivational management style and success in managing and growing operations, sales teams, marketing departments and channel programs," said…
  • How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:20 am
    RALEIGH & CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism. When a cell prepares to divide, the DNA splits first, the double helix “unzipping” into two separate backbones. New nucleotides – adenine, cytosine, guanine or thymine – are filled into the gaps on the other side of the backbone, pairing with their counterparts (adenine with…
  • Details Announced for Third Annual NC DataPalooza Demo Day

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Organizers recently announced details for the third annual NC DataPalooza Demo Day, the culmination of a 90-day startup competition that fosters open-data innovation in the Triangle.  The event, hosted at the downtown Raleigh Red Hat Annex on Monday, September 21st, will feature a keynote address by Red Hat’s Chief Information Officer, Lee Congdon, remarks from Durham-based open source startup, and pitches by three early-stage open-data teams. The three finalists, chosen by a team of judges during a private pitch event earlier in August, include Open 511,…
  • Immedion Enhances Cloud Services with OnApp and VMware vCloud Air Network

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Immedion LLC, South Carolina and Western North Carolina’s premiere provider of Cloud, colocation and managed services, today announced it has selected OnApp as its Cloud Management Platform and has extended its VMware vCloud Air Network™ participation by joining the vCloud Air Managed Services Provider (MSP) initiative. OnApp has been selected to help Immedion enhance and simplify the end-user Cloud Portal experience. Using the OnApp platform to deliver both VMware vCloud® Air™ and VMware vCloud Director® services, Immedion will manage VMware-based enterprise…
  • CWNP® Announces IT Professional Wi-Fi Trek Conference September 24-26 in San Francisco

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    DURHAM, N.C. & SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. -- CWNP®, the IT industry standard for vendor neutral enterprise Wi-Fi certification and training, is pleased to announce it will be hosting the IT Professional Wi-Fi Trek Conference September 24-26 in San Francisco, California. This premier technology event at the Parc 55 Hilton, Downtown San Francisco will provide networking opportunities, exhibits, and educational opportunities on subjects including mobile device management, Wi-Fi attack methods and vertical market issues in design.“Wi-Fi Trek is the only conference that represents the complete…
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  • Apple confirma presentará el nuevo iPhone 6s el miércoles 9 de septiembre

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Ya lo habías dicho semanas atrás, pero hoy por fin tenemos la importante confirmación de Apple de que conoceremos el nuevo iPhone 6S el miércoles 9 de Septiembre. Hoy Apple envió las invitaciones a la prensa para el evento de presentación del nuevo iPhone 6s en menos de dos semanas. El evento se llevará a cabo en el Bill Graham Civic Auditorium de San Francisco. En el evento, además del iPhone 6S, se espera que Apple también presente un nuevo del Apple TV. Esta es la primera vez que Apple utilizará el Graham Bill Civic Auditorium para un evento de este tipo. Históricamente, la…
  • El jailbreak de iOS 8.4.1 podría estar a la vuelta de la esquina

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:45 pm
    El juego del gato y el ratón del jailbreak nunca fue tan rápido. Gracias a los equipos de jailbreak chinos como Pangu, el proceso se tomaba meses años atrás, hoy en día se consigue en cuestión de semanas. Un buen ejemplo de ello es que una semana después de que Apple lanzara iOS 8.4.1, y eliminara la brecha de seguridad que permitía hacerle el jailbreak a iOS 8.4, Pangu ya está mostrando una solución jailbreak para iOS 8.4.1. Durante el fin de semana, el equipo de jailbreak Pangu mostró una forma de hacerle el jailbreak a iOS 8.4.1. Por ahora es sólo una prueba de concepto, lo que…
  • ¿Lanzará Apple un iPhone 6s de color rosa?

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Reciente fueron publicadas varias fotos supuestamente correspondientes a un iPhone 6s de color rosa. Las fotos fueron publicadas inicialmente en una popular red social China, y a juzgar por la respuesta de los usuarios, el color rosa es más popular de lo que pensábamos. Cientos de miles de personas han compartido las imágenes, que parecen confirmar los rumores que hemos escuchado desde marzo, y que sugieren que Apple lanzará una iPhone 6s rosado. Apple ha tenido iPhone de color rosa en el pasado. De hecho, el iPhone 5c estaba disponible en un color de rosa cálido. Sin embargo, el rosa…
  • Apple amplia su plantilla de ingenieros especializados en auto-conducción. Jamie Carlson deja Tesla para unirse a Apple

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Apple sigue en serio con sus planes de construir un coche y hoy se han hecho con los servicios de uno de los un ingeniero senior de Tesla Motors Inc, de acuerdo a una publicación hecha por el propio ingeniero en su perfil de LinkedIn. Desde hace unas horas el perfil de LinkedIn de Jamie Carlson muestra que ha dejado Tesla para unirse a Apple. Pero no ha sido el único, al menos otros seis ingenieros con experiencia en el desarrollo de tecnología y sistemas de auto-conducción se han unido a Apple, de acuerdo a sus perfiles de LinkedIn. Pero lo interesante de esta noticia no es que Apple se…
  • Futuros iPhones podrían incluir baterías de hidrógreno

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Apple podría estar interesado en poner pilas de hidrógeno en futuras versiones del iPhone, a fin de prolongar la vida útil de la batería del iPhone hasta conseguir 7 días por carga. Y con la ventaja añadida de que se podría cargar el iPhone a través del jack para los auriculares. Las baterías de hidrógeno tienen una gran ventaja sobre las baterías de ion de litio: la vida de la batería. Mediante la mezcla de hidrógeno y oxígeno, las pilas de hidrógeno generan electricidad, pero con algunos inconvenientes: las baterías producen vapor de agua, malo para los dispositivos con…
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  • New Device Lets You Access Solar Power Without Panels

    Jen MacCormack
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    SunPort DeviceA new Kickstarter project is hoping to shift more people into using solar power, one plug at a time.The SunPort device separates the production and consumption of solar energy, so that everyone who wants to use more solar power can do so without producing it themselves.Solar panels are a fantastic energy source, but are not available to everyone (renters, those with low credit scores, or people who live in something other than single-family homes). Some government initiatives are encouraging development of shared solar installations, so many who couldn’t otherwise install…
  • Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Pushes Ambitious Green Energy Goals

    Jen MacCormack
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hillary Clinton has made renewable energy a big part of her election platform, and has some very ambitious plans to reshape the energy landscape of the United States.As the 2016 election season approaches and the presidential hopefuls start attracting more and more media attention, they’re making big promises about how they will move the country forward if they are elected to office. Energy policy is an important part of any candidate’s platform, and Hillary Clinton has shown her green side by setting ambitious renewable energy goals right from the start. Her energy policy aims to…
  • Solar Desalination to Ramp up in California

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    For making steam, solar thermal is already cheaper than fossil fuels. Desalination puts this cheap steam tech to great use.An innovative solar thermal desalination project in California will clean agricultural water through solar distillation, using the sun’s heat to evaporate out selenium and other agricultural impurities that build up in drainage water.“We are efficiently boiling the water and separating the steam and then condensing it,” WaterFX founder Aaron Mandell told EarthTechling.“But the key to what we’re doing is having the energy coming from solar…
  • Australia’s Prime Minister Cuts Funding for Wind Power

    Jen MacCormack
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Albany Wind Farm in Western AustraliaAustralia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, doesn’t like wind turbines. He has made dramatic cuts in government subsidies for wind farms, in a move that’s sure to hold back Australia’s renewable energy sector.Tony Abbott has made it clear where he stands on wind farms, with The Guardian reporting that Abbott called wind turbines noisy and “visually awful” in a recent radio interview. Australia’s government-funded Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has been given instruction to cease investment in future wind farm projects.
  • Old Golf Courses in Japan Find New Life as Solar Farms

    Jen MacCormack
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    An abandoned golf course in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture will soon have a new life as a solar farm. Once construction is completed in 2018, The 92-MW Kanoya Osaki Rolling Solar Hills project is expected to provide power for approximately 30,500 local households.The sport of golf is in decline across much of the world, with Japan in particular seeing a drop in participation of up to 40% since the days of peak golf popularity in the 1990s. Golf courses are expensive to maintain and take remarkable amounts of water to keep green, so with fading interest in the sport, it’s getting harder for…
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  • 3 Ways Drones of the Future Will Be Like Insects

    Brad Merrill
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — or drones, as they’re more commonly known — are set to revolutionize a number of industries. Whether for shipping, agriculture, or military, sometimes you need a machine to do a man’s job. As drones get smaller and smaller, engineers have to be more creative to pack in all the necessary technology. Inspiration for some of the cutting-edge drones of the future has begun to come in from an unlikely source: bugs. Nature is an excellent engineer. Billions of years of natural selection have made insects more qualified than any other creature to…
  • Twitter Cares About Your Privacy… If You’re Famous

    Andre Infante
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week, Twitter drew controversy by shutting down API access to a number of watchdog websites that monitor politicians’ social media accounts for deletions. The sites, which are run by the Sunlight Foundation, include “Politiwhoops,” and “Diplotwhoops,” and provided this information about politicians from countries all over the world. In total, 31 sites were shut down. Twitter originally shut down the US branch of Politwhoops in June, and extended that decision this week to the sister sites in all other countries. The online outcry has been considerable, as…
  • Trouble with Your Apple Keyboard? Here’s How to Fix It

    Dann Albright
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Apple makes great keyboards — they work well, they look really nice, and they’re designed to work perfectly with your Mac. But every once in a while something goes wrong. Maybe you plug your keyboard in and nothing happens. Maybe your computer isn’t picking up the Bluetooth signal from the board. Maybe your keys aren’t doing anything. Here’s how to fix it. For Wireless Apple Keyboards We’ll start with wireless, as there are a few more things that can go wrong compared to wired counterparts. No matter what’s happening with your keyboard, try these steps…
  • How To Transcribe A YouTube Video

    Matthew Hughes
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Satyannarayana Asks: I have some university lectures saved on YouTube. How can I convert these into text? Matthew’s Reply: So, this is a really interesting question. We’ve looked at how to download videos from YouTube before. We’ve dissected all the ways you can convert a video file to an MP3. But we’ve never looked at how to convert a YouTube video to text. It turns out, it’s surprisingly easy, with a couple of caveats. Here’s how to do it in the browser, on your computer, and with the help of someone else. The Firebug Way This approach requires you use...Read the full article:…
  • Want to Go Solar? Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ Wants to Help

    Matthew Hughes
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Google Maps is an incredible tool. It can show you the world around you. It can show you the most direct route from A to Z in almost every country on earth. It can direct you to the best pizza place in town, and help you avoid traffic jams. But can it save you money on your electricity bill? Er, actually yes. Meet Project Sunroof. This neat idea was borne from one of Google’s 20% projects – where engineers can dedicate one fifth of their time to their own interests and projects. Simply put, Project Sunroof allows homeowners to estimate...Read the full article: Want to Go Solar?
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Low Cost IT Tools for MSPs

    The Pit Crew
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:59 pm
    A great article from illustrates the unique opportunity our PC Matic MSP platform - presents managed service providers with. Continue Reading →The post Low Cost IT Tools for MSPs appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:PC Matic MSP to Sponsor MSPWorld PC Matic MSP/PC Pitstop today announced that it is sponsoring...5 Best Windows Admin Tools There are 20+ administrative tools built into Windows - here...Add Windows 7 Admin Tools to Start Menu You can make full set of administrator tools much...
  • Starting Windows in Safe Mode

    The Pit Crew
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    How to start Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 in Safe Mode. Continue Reading →The post Starting Windows in Safe Mode appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:3 Options to Boot Windows 8 to Safe Mode Find and solve Windows 8 problems by booting into...Troubleshooting Tips and Tools in Safe Mode 8 great tips and tools for diagnosing and troubleshooting PC...Difference Between Safe Mode or Clean Boot Most of us are familiar with the Safe Mode...
  • Lenovo Installing Immortal Crapware

    Bob Rankin
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Once again Lenovo is caught shipping PCs with dangerous crapware. Continue Reading →The post Lenovo Installing Immortal Crapware appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Bob Rankin: Pay Microsoft $99 To Remove Crapware? Microsoft wants you to experience the true power, speed,...Lenovo PCs Preloaded with Dangerous Adware Security researchers have discovered adware pre-installed on new Lenovo PCs...Automatically Uninstall Superfish Malware As reported here last week, Lenovo was forced to acknowledge...
  • More Love for PC Matic

    The Pit Crew
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over the world who share their thoughts about how PC Matic improved their computers. Here are some of our recent favorites… Continue Reading →The post More Love for PC Matic appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:PC Matic Customers on TV Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over...More Love for PC Matic Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over...PC Matic Success Stories Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over...
  • A Better Router

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Google has introduced a better/smarter router for $199. Continue Reading →The post A Better Router appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:10 Tips for Fixing Bluetooth Pairing Problems Bluetooth is a technological wonder when it works right....Print From Anywhere with Google Cloud Print How to make your printers accessible to your PC,...Hot Deal: $9.99 Wireless Router The Pit Crew has stumbled on a smoking hot...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Disable Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10

    Aseem Kishore
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    If you’re using Windows 10 and Microsoft’s new Edge browser, you might be wondering how you can turn off Adobe Flash? By default, Microsoft Edge has built-in support for Adobe Flash, so it’s basically enabled all the time. If you need to use Flash while browsing the web, then you don’t have to worry about anything. However, if you’re like me and you want to disable Flash due to the numerous security vulnerabilities that constantly arise, then there is a simple way to do this in Edge. Turn Off Flash in Microsoft Edge The first thing you’ll want to do is…
  • Fix for Cannot Remove or Delete Network Printer in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:20 pm
    If you work at an office, you probably have several printers added to your computer that are network printers, i.e. not connected directly to your computer. However, as you move around in the company or printers die out, that list has to be cleaned up every once in a while. Sometimes when you try to delete a network printer, you may get a message from Windows saying “Cannot delete network printer” and that’s it! Great, so now you have useless printers clogging up your printer list. Luckily, there is a way to remove any network printer from your computer via the registry. Note that you…
  • Generate a List of Startup Programs via Command Line or PowerShell

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    You probably already knew this, but if you want to see a list of all of the startup programs that run when Windows starts, you can simply go to the MSCONFIG tool and click on the Startup tab! Here you can enable or disable startup programs easily. You can read my previous article that explains how to use MSCONFIG in detail. It’s worth noting that in Windows 8 and Windows 10, the Startup tab has been removed from MSCONFIG and is now included in the Task Manager. You can get to the Task Manager by simply right-clicking on the Start button in Windows 8 or Windows 10 and choosing Task…
  • How to Share Files Between PCs, Smartphones and Tablets

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    When it comes to sharing files these days, it’s no longer just about sharing between computers. Now your friend with an Android phone might want some videos you took from your iPhone or you may want to copy a bunch of pictures from a Windows PC to your iPad. In this article, I hope to give you as complete a guide to sharing across devices as possible. It’s going to be long, so feel free to skip down to the section that applies to you. The sections will be broken down into sharing between computers, sharing between computers and mobile devices, and sharing between mobile devices…
  • 6 Free Blu-ray Disc Burning Software Apps

    Aseem Kishore
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Looking for a way to burn Blu-ray discs? After Blu-ray won the battle with HD DVD, more and more people are starting to buy computers with Blu-ray burners built-in or buying external burners. Either way, as Blu-ray becomes more common like CDs and DVDs, the time is going to come when you are going to burn your first Blu-ray disc! Note: You can also check out my other posts on how to burn CDs and DVDs on Windows and how to burn a CD or DVD on a Mac. You can also purchase commercial software to burn Blu-ray discs or you can use free open source Blu-ray burning software. In this…
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    Tech Spikes

  • Want To Know How To Market A Website Successfully? Then Follow These Simple Tips!

    Laura Jackson
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    Whether you’re setting up a business website, or a personal blog, it’s important you market it correctly! A good marketing strategy will mean your site gets maximum exposure and viewers. There are some great tips below to help you market your website successfully. Identify Your Target Audience The first thing you should be doing is looking at finding your target audience. Consider the content on your site, who is most likely to be interested in what’s on there? For example, if your website is centred around tech stuff, you’re going to be looking for people interested in that.
  • Small Business Owners: Top Tech Tips You Need To Know

    Laura Jackson
    8 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    As a small business owner, it’s crucial that you know what tech is essential and what isn’t. Whether you run your business from home or a corporate office, these crucial tips will help you to ensure that you have everything that you need. For small business owners, money is a big issue. This is especially true if you are a new business owner, which is why it is crucial that you know what tech you need and what tech is unnecessary. Image link Want to know more? Yes – then make sure to keep reading, below for everything that you need to know: You need to invest in a tablet As a small…
  • 4 Online Marketing Methods You Should Be Using

    Laura Jackson
    8 Aug 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Have you heard the news? Physical forms of marketing are dead, and the future is now entirely online. That might be a slight exaggeration, but you should be focusing most of your marketing funding and efforts on online resources. The good news is even if you do this, it will not cost a fortune. Marketing online is cheaper than physical forms of marketing and is very effective. If you have already started marketing your business online, then you probably know SEO, CRO and content creation. But if not, then let us show you the light. Utilize SEO SEO is the holy grail of online marketing for…
  • 5 Ways To Strengthen The Core Architecture Of Your Website

    Laura Jackson
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
      Whether you’re a business owner, blogger, or e commerce genius, everyone needs a stronger website. You need a site that can handle a surge in traffic if you have a successful ad campaign. You need a site that is safe and secure from hackers and intruders. There is always something you can do to strengthen the core foundations of your website. Today, we’re looking at the best ways to do that, and make your business the best it can be. photo source Upgrade your web host – Most standard web host services are a shared hosting solution. That means you’re sharing your servers and…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Increasing Online Conversions

    Laura Jackson
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:16 pm
    All modern business owners will have to run a website. That is the only way to keep up with the competition. In the past, things were much simpler. However, it is almost impossible to become successful today without a strong online presence. Considering that, we wanted to offer some tips this morning. Today, we are talking about conversion rates and how to increase them. We’ll do our best to lay everything out in layman’s terms. Hopefully, this post will make your life that little bit less stressful. It should also aid you in boosting profits. That is always a good thing. Firstly, it’s…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Tenativ offers storage and shelter with its tent in a bag

    Adam Williams
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Houston, Texas-based purveyor of outdoor gear Tenativ recently unveiled its one-person bag and tent combo named Moedal and Totem. The tent can reportedly be assembled within 30 seconds, and the product looks like it might appeal to casual campers and festival goers... Continue Reading Tenativ offers storage and shelter with its tent in a bag Section: Outdoors Tags: Backpacks Tent Kickstarter Related Articles: RiutBag helps keep thieving hands away from backpack belongings wolffepack lets you access your backpack – without taking it off Mochibag aims to reinvent the classic drawstring…
  • Viks celebrates its second birthday with carbon fiber

    Ben Coxworth
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    In 2013, Estonian designer Indrek Narusk introduced the Viks, a limited-edition stainless steel fixed-gear commuter bike. As he told us at the time, its striking design was inspired partly by cafe racer-style motorcycles. Now, to celebrate the line's second anniversary, he's rolled out a carbon fiber version... Continue Reading Viks celebrates its second birthday with carbon fiber Section: Bicycles Tags: Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber Eurobike 2015 Related Articles: Bianchi's Countervail tech designed to make road riding a little smoother Erembald bike is laser-cut from stainless steel Bygen's…
  • Backpack adapter delivers battery power to stomp's mains port

    Paul Ridden
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you run a lot of effects pedals, opening up hatches or unscrewing housings to replace 9 V batteries can be a bit of a chore, with many guitarists opting to build a pedalboard and juice up all of the stomps from one mains-supplied power pack instead. The 9 V Backpack from Züe Engineering allows a musician to quickly add battery power to a stomp without having to open up the casing... Continue Reading Backpack adapter delivers battery power to stomp's mains port Section: Music Tags: Battery Adapters Guitar Effects Related Articles: Wireless power comes to guitar stomps RemoFinger puts…
  • Robotic needle can be steered through tissue

    Richard Moss
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:17 am
    A robot-assisted system developed at the University of Twente promises to make medical procedures that use needles more precise. The system allows flexible needles to be steered in real time to their target, which negates issues with tissue and organs deforming from the contact pressure or from any unforeseen obstacles that lie between the needle and its target... Continue Reading Robotic needle can be steered through tissue Section: Medical Tags: University of Twente Diagnostic devices Robotics Related Articles: Turning the smartphone into a mobile pregnancy test Optical device takes after a…
  • PowerPod moves power-metering from the cranks to the bars

    Scott Collie
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Reliable cycling power meters can cost upwards of $500 or even $1,000, making them out of reach of most weekend warriors looking to track and improve their performance. Velocomp is trying to change that with its PowerPod, a handlebar-mounted power meter that's expected to retail for US$299... Continue Reading PowerPod moves power-metering from the cranks to the bars Section: Bicycles Tags: Kickstarter Bike ANT+ Power Related Articles: Can your cat resist the solar-powered IrresistiCat? The Siva Cycle Atom charges phones through the power of pedals Tim Cook backs water saving shower head…
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    John Morris

  • Responsive Web Design: Building a Responsive Menu

    John Morris
    8 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    In this responsive web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a responsive menu. You’ll learn: how to target different breakpoints with media queries how to write the CSS to “flip” the menu from vertical to horizontal view at those breakpoints how to use jQuery to create a responsive navigation icon that toggles the mobile menu Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Discount link to Rob’s Complete Web Developer Course My review of the the Complete Web Developer Course My web developer resources page with more code snippets Here’s the…
  • Why Can’t I Get Work at Upwork But Others Can?

    John Morris
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
    It boils down to how freelance sites work. They are designed to surface the best freelancers on their platforms. That doesn’t meant you’re not good if you’re struggling to get any traction. It means if you’re new to Upwork you’re at a big disadvantage. But, it’s also not hopeless. With the strategy I’m about to show you, you can quickly gain momentum and rise to the top where getting work is a whole lot easier. Think of this like an “Upwork Fast-Start Guide”. The benefit of following this formula is you virtually eliminate the advantage…
  • jQuery Tutorial: Submit a Form and Post Data Using jQuery and AJAX

    John Morris
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    In this jQuery tutorial, you’ll learn how to submit a form, post the data and format the response using jQuery and AJAX: Here’s the code I used in the video: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Get Data From a MySQL Database Using jQuery and PHP</title> <script src=""></script> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ // Set form variable var form = $('#search_form'); // Hijack form submit form.submit(function(event){ // Set username variable var username =…
  • jQuery Tutorial: AJAX Load Content With No Page Refresh

    John Morris
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    Here’s how to load content into a div on click using the AJAX load method: Here’s the code I used in the video: <h1>About</h1> <p>This is the about page</p><h1>Home</h1> <p>This is the home page</p><DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Load a Page With AJAX and No Refresh</title> <style> #nav ul { overflow: hidden; margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style-type: none; } #nav ul li { float: left; } #nav ul li a { display: inline-block; padding: 10px 15px; } #content { padding: 15px; } </style>…
  • Build a Grid Layout For WordPress Using WP_Query

    John Morris
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Here’s how to build a grid layout for WordPress via shortcodes and WP_Query: A lot of WordPress developers immediately rush to query_posts in order to create custom loops. But, query_posts is meant for altering the main loop of a WordPress page/post (actually, it’s not even recommended for that anymore). Using get_posts() is okay… but, if you want that real WordPress flavor using WP_Query is the way to go. In the video above, I show you how to use WP_Query to create a custom loop inside WordPress in order to build a Pinterest-style grid layout. Here’s the code I used…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • Music Production on the Cheap with Reaper

    Phil South
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Making music on you computer is very easy to get into now. The availability and inexpensiveness of computers capable of making music makes it a real possibility now for anyone. The only thing standing in their way now is the expense of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software, like Apple’s Logic, Protools or Steinberg’s Cubase Pro.Yes, you can make music with simple software like Audacity (see our previous article on just that subject), but software like that is not really made for multitrack music. You really need to use something made for the job. Fortunately there is a solution.Reaper…
  • Learn with Linux: Learning Music

    Attila Orosz
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Linux offers great educational software and many excellent tools to aid students of all grades and ages in learning and practicing a variety of topics, often interactively. The “Learn with Linux” series of articles offers an introduction to a variety of educational apps and software.Learning music is a great pastime. Training your ears to identify scales and chords and mastering an instrument or your own voice requires lots of practise and could become difficult. Music theory is extensive. There is much to memorize, and to turn it into a “skill” you will need diligence. Linux…
  • How to Transfer a Spotify Playlist to Apple Music

    Maria Krisette Capati
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Torn between the two music-streaming services? Or have you decided to stick with Apple Music despite the $9.99 monthly subscription fee (for the individual account)? If you have finally decided to move your Spotify playlist, there are two ways to do it: Applefy and STAMP.ApplefyApplefy is an app from GitHub which was once exclusive for developers. As an open-source product, it was reworked and made available for end-users. Download Applefy from GitHub, and follow the instructions (source: from the developer).1. Unzip the file to open the application. Take note that if you are using a Mac,…
  • Add Tabs to the Microsoft Office Interface in Windows

    Paul Ferson
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    Using a web browser without tabs, in this day and age, would be almost unthinkable. The days of viewing one website per window are long behind us, but one of the other essentials on an average computer persists in the “one per window” approach.This is, of course, Microsoft Word. The world’s most popular word processor, a key part of Office’s popularity, clings to a design standard that has dwindled in popularity in the past few years. Not for long, though, as we show you how to incorporate tabs into Word.Note that your version of Word is unlikely to correspond with that shown…
  • Tip to Download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft

    Vamsi Krishna
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    If you want to install from fresh or upgrade your machine to Windows 10, then you need to install the Windows Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10. The tool provided by Microsoft is optimized for downloading necessary files and is also capable of creating a bootable disk, upgrading your machine and even creating Windows 10 ISO for future usage. The only problem with it is that it doesn’t support pause and resume, and not everyone has the fastest Internet connection to download the massive 3GB file in one go.If you can download Windows 10 ISO directly, then you can pause and resume…
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  • Micromax Launches Canvas Selfie 2 and Canvas Selfie 3 Smartphones Starting At Rs 5,999

    shabnam sultan
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Micromax has launched two new affordable smartphones Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 and Canvas Selfie 3 in India for selfie lovers. Micromax Canvas Selfie 2 sports a 5 inch IPS display, powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It has 1 GB RAM and comes with 8 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The smartphone features a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 5 megapixel front snapper and is packed with 2000 mAh battery. Micromax has also added Face Beauty mode which
  • How to Block Calls and Text Messages on iPhone

    shabnam sultan
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:54 am
    Want to block a particular phone number from calling or sending text messages on iPhone? In With the release of iOS 8 it is easy for many iOS users to block unwanted calls and text. Here’s how to block calls and messages in iPhone. At times you may get frequent calls and messages on your iPhone, iPad by telemarketers, unwanted friends and more. No need to worry, you can easily block calls and text messages on iPhone running on iOS 8. How to Block Websites on Safari for iPhone, iPad How to Block Calls and Text Messages on iPhone Launch
  • How to Download and Install Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ USB Drivers

    shabnam sultan
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:42 am
    Download and install Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ USB Drivers. Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphones the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ at an unpacked event in the New York, US. Both the smartphones come with similar features which includes 5.7 inch display screen, 4GB RAM, 16MP camera, 32GB ROM along with advanced battery charging and more. Have you downloaded Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Stock Wallpapers in Quad HD A USB Driver is required to connect your Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ with your PC to transfer data and other
  • How To Fix Apple Music Eating iPhone Cellular Data

    shabnam sultan
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Apple Music is a delight for iPhone, iPad users. With Apple Music you can stream millions of songs, Beats 1’s live streaming radio and more eats your iPhone cellular data, if you are on limited data plan. If you are concerned about your iPhone Cellular Data. Learn how to fix Apple Music is eating iPhone Cellular Data. How To Fix Apple Music Eating iPhone Cellular Data 1. Download Music instead of Streaming If you are not on unlimited data plans, it is better to download music to listen offline instead of streaming music. How to add a song to listen
  • Downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – How To

    shabnam sultan
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Apple has rolled out iOS 8.4.1 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which fixes Apple Music bug and has also patched iOS 8.4 jailbreak exploits. iOS 8.4.1 does not comes with any other significant feature update, if you have a jailbroken iOS 8.4 device it is better not to update to the latest iOS 8.4.1. However, if you have updated your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 8.4.1 accidentally, downgrading the software update back to iOS 8.4. Direct download links for iOS 8.4.1 iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi) iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular) iPad Air
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • The long reach of the past: did prehistoric humans shape today’s ecosystems?

    Darren Curnoe, Human evolution specialist &amp; ARC Future Fellow at UNSW Australia
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Human and a reconstructed extinct Mastodon. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAWe all know that humans are having a massive impact on the planet. Our effects include altering the Earth’s rotation by damming large amounts of surface water; changing the composition of the atmosphere by punching a hole in the ozone layer and adding vast amounts of CO2, methane and other pollutants; transforming the composition and temperature of the oceans; and clearing large tracts of land and removing or dramatically altering vast numbers of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the process. Plenty of these changes…
  • Internet in space: nbn's plan to bring broadband to rural Australia

    Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Director - Melbourne Networked Society Institute, Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Co-Founder/Academic Director - Melbourne Accelerator Program at University of Melbourne
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Rural internet users are about to have two satellites launched as part of the nbn. Arianspace/nbnThe nbn – formerly the National Broadband Network – was established with a mandate to provide broadband to all Australians. A key challenge in realising this goal is addressing the widening gap in the digital connectivity between the bush and urban areas. The initial estimates suggest approximately 1 million premises would be outside fixed line coverage by 2021. Satellite and fixed wireless technologies are bridging this gap. As such, nbn has ordered two purpose-built satellites based on Space…
  • Apple's mobile ad blocking will hasten the death of online advertising

    David Glance, Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Ads will soon be easily blocked on iOS 9 phones., CC BY-SAApple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising. The new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, will support ad blocking by Safari, its mobile web browser. A study by Adobe and pro-advertising company PageFair finds that the popularity of ad blocking extensions in desktop web browsers is responsible for US$22 billion in lost revenue to the websites that host ads. They estimate that there are now 198 million users worldwide actively blocking ads. Amongst 400 users…
  • Don't fall off! The delicate balance of outrunning a predator

    Rebecca Wheatley, PhD Candidate in Ecology at The University of Queensland
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Antechinus on branch. If a predator appears, there aren't many places to run. Amanda Niehaus, Author providedImagine you are crossing a stream over a fallen log. How fast would you walk across? Probably fairly slowly, balancing carefully as you go. Now imagine you are being chased by a bear. How fast should you cross the stream? This kind of situation is something other animals face on a daily basis. Many small animals must be able to successfully evade predators in the trees as they look for food and mates. But how fast should an animal run when a predator is chasing it? What factors…
  • Big questions about risk assessment of nanomaterials

    Fern Wickson, Researcher at GenØk - Centre for Biosafety
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Substances, such as these carbon nanotubes, can behave differently at the nano-scale, and may post a health risk. ZEISS Microscopy/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDWhen it comes to nanotechnology, Australians have shown strong support for regulation and safety testing. One common way of deciding whether and how nanomaterials should be regulated is to conduct a risk assessment. This involves calculating the risk a substance or activity poses based on the associated hazards or dangers and the level of exposure to people or the environment. However, our recent review found some serious shortcomings of the…
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  • What Should Your Business Look For In A Digital Marketing Company?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    In this contemporary era, many businesses are aware that digital marketing companies can help them cultivate a powerful online presence that generates internet buzz and optimizes conversion. However, it is often the case that these business owners are not familiar enough with the online advertising world to know what to look for in a digitalRead More
  • Finding Property with Housing- Real Estate & Property Android App

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Discovering another spot to live used to be about chasing through the land pages of neighborhood daily papers or unlimited hours working through brokers’ records. On the off chance that you were fortunate, you would discover a house or condo to purchase or rent that coordinated your needs and your wallet. However, it could beRead More
  • Why I like UrbanClap for professional services?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    It isn’t a very vague idea to get hook onto yellow pages, look down for professionals, call them up, and get things fixed, however there are some major flaws in the process, which really needs to be worked on, before layman like you and I can use only the good old method. However the flawsRead More
  • Start ups those will spin the future of technology

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    Autonomous desk Say good bye to the dumber working desk because Autonomous desk is a fully fledged talking and listening working table which will be your ideal assistance. The automated desk well adjusts to your height and records all your notes and appointments. It reminds you to eat, take medicines and to stand up ifRead More
  • Shopping and mobile recharge goes hand in hand with Mobikwik

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    Today MobiKwik has even more than 5 million subscribers that they have gained through online mobile recharge. Mobikwik today believes that by adopting low-cost smartphones in today’s world it is currently showing the intake of all the online mobile recharge services while the less speed of the internet is also affecting the trust of theRead More
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    Mind of Michael

  • Charlie Sheen could be Charlie Charlie

    14 Aug 2015 | 12:17 am
    On Christmas Day, Charlie Sheen was caught on Aspen, Co. This occasion has actually created some residential dispute. Baseding on a record from cops, Mrs Sheen – Brooke Mueller- said that such issue had actually occurred before. Meanwhile, according to Sheen’s saying to reacting policeman, Mueller had actually intimidated that she would be away from him as well as took the youngsters along. Baseding on Rick Magnuson, he was informed by Sheen before regarding his couple’s argument. They staring quarrelling at 3:30 in the morning. Five hours later on, a 911 phone call was…
  • Mind Over Matter

    29 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    INCREASING AT 3AM in order to shout may seem extreme, but not in Los Angeles where Maya Fiennes practises as well as instructs Kundalini yoga exercise. She claims Kundalini varies from other kinds of yoga as it hones the thoughts as long as the physical body – which is vital for the imaginative thoughts that inhabit the Hollywood Hills. “It’s a combination of breathing, concept and also position,” she states. “And also every Maya Fiennes lesson is different. There are thousands of various sets and also I deal with a great deal of songs also, which belongs to the…
  • Stereotype: Stereotypical Nonsense

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    What’s your stereotype? Whether you like it or not, you have been stereotyped at least once in your life. We as humans have a funny sense of individuality. We always want to be different, or better than the other guy. YES! I know we are different but in what sense? Ethnicity, race, religion, gender? Oh please! those are just what we perceive in our minds; “It all in your head”. Here is how stereotype works: When an event occurs more that once, we try to find some sense of correlation between these events, and if we are successful, we automatically assume with no…
  • The Human Mind

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The power of the human mind has been considered as one of the most powerful in our universe. Similar to just what many people claim, it’s consistently thoughts over issue. Simply assume and it will certainly take place – believe positive and also everything will certainly be alright. It coincides as awakening at the incorrect side of the bed, as well as the whole day complies with in addition to it – you being irritated, furious, worn out as well as every negative sensation or situation. Yet by awakening at the appropriate side of the bed, you wind up being efficient in…
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  • Finding Stylish Full Size Sleigh Bed For Complement Bedroom Decor

    22 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Full size sleigh bed provides stylish places for your bedroom. Since you spend much time at night on the bed, why you don’t create the best look for it? This furniture is one of component for bedroom decoration which can create stylish and enjoyable spot toward your bed. Make your night as enjoy as the […]
  • Queen Size Sleigh Bed: Adorable And Stylish Furniture

    20 Aug 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Queen Size sleigh bed is a kind of heavy and larger furniture which can provide more space for your sleeping. Although it is usually set out for classic style, you don’t have to worry about its models. This furniture has unique ornament which offers classic touch toward your bedroom. The existence of the ornament makes […]
  • Leather Sleigh Bed: Stylish Furniture For Your Bedroom

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Leather sleigh bed is one of choices for sleigh bed. It offers different look for your bedroom since it has various choices of style which can fit your style. By some people, finding suitable style of sleigh bed can be a challenge especially for those who don’t know anything about home design. By this, you […]
  • Put Sleigh Bed King For Your Bedroom Furniture

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    Sleigh bed king is kind of stylish and good looking furniture which can be placed in the bedroom. This furniture has various choices of models and size which can be appropriated with each people taste. Furthermore, it provides more space for you which can make your sleeping more comfort. Create comfortable and stylish spot in […]
  • Use Sleigh Bed Queen For Your Bedroom

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Sleigh bed queen is suitable for those who want luxury and stylish style toward their bedroom. This furniture offer different design toward your bedroom when you choose the specific size of sleigh bed. Furthermore, it also has different structure or platform to make your bedroom look different with others. This sleigh bed is also suitable […]
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  • Amazon Echo learns new tricks as Alexa can now control music speakers and sprinklers

    Alan Buckingham
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
    Since Amazon released the Echo last year (November 6, 2014 if you ask it when it was born), the device has been learning some new tricks. It can control multiple home automation devices, though setup can be mind numbing to accomplish. Now Amazon is adding two more devices. The retail giant is announcing the addition of support for both HiFi company Musaic and sprinkler system Rachio. "We’re continuing to invest in new ideas for how voice technology can improve everyday life,” says Greg Hart, Vice Presidentof Amazon Echo and Alexa Voice Services. "Musaic and Rachio are both innovative…
  • 'Hey Siri, give us a hint' -- what does Apple's 9 September event have in store for us?

    Mark Wilson
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    Apple has sent out media invites to an event on 9 September. Widely expected to see the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the event takes place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco at 10 am PDT. The invitation itself gives little away, but it does include artwork that will undoubtedly feature on the big day, as well as the intriguing tagline 'Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint'. So does Siri have the answers? Tell us about the new iPhone! No. It is, of course, a big tease. As Mac Rumors shows -- and you can test for yourself -- Apple is trying to tickle our funny bones with…
  • Canonical: give Windows 10 the shove and embrace Ubuntu

    Wayne Williams
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    I use two desktop operating systems regularly -- Windows 10 and Ubuntu. The former is on my main PC, while the latter came pre-installed on a laptop. I’ve always liked Ubuntu, but never enough to make it my primary OS. Because I spend my days writing about Windows it’s kind of a no brainer that I should immerse myself in Microsoft’s operating system. However, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, would like people to question their choice of OS, now that Windows 10 is here. A new blog post on the company’s website puts forward the reasons why businesses in particular should think…
  • HP announces mt42 -- an AMD-powered Windows 10 IoT Enterprise mobile thin client

    Brian Fagioli
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Well, 2015 is yet another year where Windows dominates the workstations of most businesses. While some companies will utilize Chromebooks or iPads for light work and consumption, Microsoft's venerable operating system just keeps on keepin' on. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise in particular, when paired with thin clients, can be a remarkable tool for many industries, such as healthcare, servicing, financial and more. Today, HP unveils the 14 inch mt42 -- an AMD-powered mobile thin client that the company claims is the "world's thinnest, lightest and most powerful quad-core", and it looks like a…
  • Google hits back at latest round of antitrust accusations

    Mark Wilson
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    Antitrust claims against Google are nothing new, and the company stands accused of abusing its position and favouring its own products in search results in Europe. Today, Google's General Counsel Kent Walker responded to the European Commission's claims, saying they are "unfounded". Google has filed an official response to the Commission, but a public blog post gives an accessible insight into the company's mindset. The EU is unhappy with the way Google displayed shopping links in search results, saying its own services are given undue prominence. Google says that far from being…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Prevent Windows 10 from auto updating and turn on Notification

    20 Aug 2015 | 8:29 am
    Over a million people have upgraded to Windows 10 from its upgrade panel and early response have definitely been positive. The Windows 10 is amalgamation of both Windows 7 & 8 and both users...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Clean install Windows 10 from ISO without USB or DVD

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    Microsoft launched latest version of its OS Windows 10. While the upgrade is free for the first year  users with genuine OS will be notified about their upgrade.  The upgrade to Windows 10 is...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 90-Day trial Version

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Microsoft launched its most anticipated OS Windows 10 yesterday. Jumping on the bandwagon 14 million people or so have already installed Windows 10. As expected, the update from Windows 7  or Windows 8 /...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Moto G 2015 to offer 2GB RAM and MotoMaker Customization

    14 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    Since the launch, Moto G has been the symbol of feature-rich smartphones offered at an affordable price and it seems it is never gonna stop amazing you. When the first generation of Moto G...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Asus releases Android Lollipop for ZenFone 5

    Louis Jacob
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Got a ZenFone 5 (A500KL) smartphone? Then, you must be waiting for the most exciting update for your device. Here goes the happy news that Asus has released Android Lollipop update. The update is...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Hello Kitty Pink iPhone 6s Called a Fake?

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    If you have spent more than a few hours walking the upscale shopping districts of Greater China, you will have no doubt seen first hand an obsession with gold — Lucky Golden Promtion, Golden Horse Film Festival, Golden Way Travel, etc. Likewise, Hello Kitty is an equally pervasive affliction. So, when I saw purported images of a Hello Kitty Pink iPhone 6s, it seemed like destiny.While Apple does sell the gold iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus around the world, the company adopted the color because many, many our friends in Asia, China specifically, have an obsession with it.
  • 2015 Apple TV: Specs, Features, Ship Date

    18 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Given how competitive the set top box space is and that the Apple TV hasn’t been substantively updated since March 2012, Cupertino’s 2015 Apple TV remake is hotly anticipated. That means buzz that is requited by thankfully informed “speculation” from one of the most accurate rumorologists around!Apple bête noir Mark Gurman has pulled together a thoroughgoing look at the 2015 Apple TV, detailing the specs, features: • New Hardware, Visual Design — After five years of the same black hockey puck design, the 2015 Apple TV won’t break the mold. It will,…
  • Tribe iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    IntroductionIt’s a fact that nowadays social media has become a big part of our lives. We share everything as long as it’s acceptable but I for one wish there were more sophisticated means of publishing things. I’m not talking about the boring stuff either, I’m talking about the controversial things you send to only your very best friends. Whether it’s trying to be as ugly as possible or waking up after partying a little too hard, wouldn’t it be great to have a collective spot to share the controversy with your best friends?This is where the wonderful app…
  • New in iOS 8.4.1: Apple Music, iCloud Music Fixes

    15 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    The overwhelming response to Apple Music, especially Beats 1 radio, has been positive. Regardless, a range of mostly small issues have popped and iOS 8.4.1 has been released to address a majority of those problems.For what it’s worth, my kids are absolutely loving it and I have been hugely enjoying saying the magic words, “Siri, play _____” and have Apple Music play whatever I want.In fact, Siri and Apple Music even found Elton Britt, a long dead hillbilly crooner and yodeler, for my dad. He’s in his ’80s and the look on his face when “his music”…
  • Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro Product Review

    Aron Kramer
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    IntroductionHad a nice long summer vacation somewhere and just returned home? One of the best things about getting back is of course uploading your photos to your computer and reliving the complete experience. The size of a photo (due to better quality) has drastically increased over the years and while a few photos on your computer might be very innocent, things can get out of control really fast when you start editting some of them.The thing is, you probably have a lot of duplicates on your hard disk without you even knowing. If you’re a fanatic photo fan it would be great to have a…
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  • Philips Launches High Performance Xenium I908 Smartphone In India

    Chethan Thimmappa
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Philips Launches High Performance Xenium I908 Smartphone in India Philips mobile today announced the launch of two new phones in the Indian market — the Xenium I908 and S309. With an aggressive focus on developing innovative, high-performance phones at competitive price points, the two phones are aimed at providing youth, professionals and technology enthusiasts with an uninterrupted and seamless smartphone experience. The I908 and S309 are priced at Rs. 11, 799/- and Rs. 4,999/- respectively. Philips mobile has made use of its innovative engineering capabilities and Xenium technology to…
  • Opera acquires Bemobi, A mobile-app-discovery service

    Chethan Thimmappa
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Opera acquires Bemobi, A mobile-app-discovery service Opera Software announced today its acquisition of Bemobi, a leading, subscription-based mobile-app-discovery service in Latin America. Bemobi offers a unique, one of a kind, “Netflix-style” subscription service for premium Android apps. Working with mobile operators, Bemobi’s proprietary app-wrapping technology allows smartphone owners access to unlimited use of premium mobile apps for a small weekly fee. Users pay for this service through their mobile operator billing systems, making the service highly effective in emerging markets,…
  • Now send Whatsapp messages from Google Now

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Now send Whatsapp messages from Google Now Remember when Google Now added the feature to send text messages with a voice command? Yeah. Remember when text messaging was cool? Probably not. Earlier, the fix to this was to make Whatsapp your default messaging app. Not quite convenient if you ask me. However, in the latest update (i.e., the one that came just a couple of hours before the time of writing this), Google now has rolled out a new feature where users can send messages to any of their contacts via Whatsapp/Telegram/Some Other Messaging Clients I never bothered to download. How to send…
  • Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

    Chethan Thimmappa
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Even if living in a digital era has lead us to communicate via text or email and to advertise via mobile devices or the web, print marketing is more important than ever. Marketers have realized that branded print material should be an integral part of any marketing mix. Therefore, in order to be successful, businesses shouldn’t fail to include valuable print marketing tools such as flyers (which you can order at very affordable prices online, like you can do here), brochures, catalogs, newsletters and business cards in their offline marketing channels. Business should rely on an offline…
  • Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

    Chethan Thimmappa
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Microsoft’s insider program has given access to early build of Windows 10 for phones for few registered insiders. Since then, it is raining screenshots  of Windows 10 (for phones) from different Windows communities across the web. Seems like this is turning out to be the next wave. We have tried to put everything  at one place comparing one on one with the current Windows Phone 8.1. Leaked Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 Start screen As you can see in the Windows  Phone 10 start screen, the background wallpaper/image which is set occupies the full estate of the phone screen not…
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  • Sony Outs ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Devices, But Only for Japan Market

    Mike chua
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    If having an Metal Gear Solid iPhone case isn’t enough to show off your love for this conspiracy theory-ridden espionage third-person shooter, then Sony may just have the MGS fix for you by the way of a series of limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain devices, ranging from smartphone to tablets and even MP3 players. Fans in Japan can expect features like game-themed cases (not all though), engraved OUTER HAVEN emblem, alerts and ringtones, and of course, wallpapers. The devices to receive the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain treatment includes Xperia J1 Compact smartphone,…
  • Screwdriver MINI is Tiny, But Serves Its Purpose with a Little Bit of Extra

    Mike chua
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    Screwing job ranks among the most common thing execute by men (don’t think dirty!). Ok. Maybe that’s not true. We don’t have stats to back it up anyway, but regardless, if you find yourself digging through a dust-covered toolbox just for a screwdriver for some casual jobs, then the Screwdriver MINI by Screwpop is the must-have EDC in your life. The screwdriver is, as its name suggests, mini size and is designed to hook onto a keychain or carabiner and has a chrome zinc alloy body with magnetic shaft with a removable, black nitride-finish driver bit. Though it measures a pint size…
  • Live Play Work’s Hybrid Power Case Will Also Boost Your iPhone’s Sound

    Mike chua
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    The Hybrid Power Case for iPhone 6 by Live Work Play has a couple of extras which you don’t find on a typical battery case. Besides providing 170 percent more juice from its 3,500 mAh battery module, which will recharge your device under two hours at a touch of a button, it also has a built in kickstand for any handsfree uses like FaceTime, watching videos and more, and it also boasts an integrated dual speaker canals that aims to improve the acoustics and up the volume of your iPhone 6. Measuring a mere 15mm and weighing just 3.3g, the case is of impact resistant shell, covered in soft…
  • Best Made’s American Longbow Goes Back to Basic, Wants You to Shoot Like Our Forebears Did

    Mike chua
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Just like pilots of past era who flew with little technological aid, the archers of the yesteryear shoots without fancy aids like counterweights, sights or pulleys. It was archery in its purest form, an art, if you will that’s lost to today’s technological advancement. That said, if you appreciate the ancient art of archery, or simply appreciate the beauty of a longbow, untainted by modern day mechanics, then we bet you will love the The American Longbow by Best Made Co.. Yup. Best Made Co. now makes bow and arrow too, and it looks ridiculously awesome. Calf hair arrow rest, bubinga riser…
  • BiTool Multi-bit Ratchet’s Magnetized Body Keeps Mess From Happening

    Mike chua
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    If you don’t do as much home improvement or DIY stuff, it is wise not to pile up your toolbox with the same tool in different sizes. It is a waste of money and not to mention, a pain to lug around when you just need to assemble a stool. Understanding this, a San Jose-based Cycop came up with brilliant and handsome solution and they are calling it BiTool. BiTool is a sleek, pocket-friendly ratchet with magnetic system that eliminates scattering screws and tools. It boasts a magnetic ratchet head and a built storage to contain either the 5 bits or 10 bits tool set. The tool set consists of…
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    APLINK - itsReal

  • This is kinda crazy.

    17 Aug 2015 | 2:25 am
    This is kinda crazy.
  • I hope this will make some difference in

    16 Aug 2015 | 5:48 pm
    I hope this will make some difference in the environment.
  • Could this be the future of driving? – L

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Could this be the future of driving? – Listen to this Tesla P85D purr
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane – Remember this?

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    A Trip Down Memory Lane – Remember this? The time when WIFI was first introduced to the world. People Went Crazy When Steve Jobs Demonstrated How WiFi Works Back In 1999
  • Malaysia, the World’s Unluckiest Airline, Will Now Struggle to Survive

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Only four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished somewhere in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers on board, Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, causing the loss of another 298 souls — an unprecedented blow to a major international airline. Even a robust operator would have trouble overcoming twin disasters like that. But the fact is that Malaysia’s flag carrier is in no financial shape to absorb these catastrophes. In fact, analysts wonder if it will ever be able to recover. More:…
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Google OnHub router powered by Qualcomm Processor

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Google recently announced its OnHub router with TP-LINK, taking a big step toward making the home router an attractive consumer electronic device rather than a blinking black box. Google’s OnHub can help demystify home connectivity with its sleek design and an interactive app. It offers easy online software upgrades, just like the smartphone. More importantly, OnHub packs capabilities and connectivity options that make it much more than just a router providing Wi-Fi connectivity. OnHub aims to simplify and improve wireless connectivity in the home. Qualcomm said this in its blogpost,…
  • 3D-printed microfish– capable of removing and sensing toxins

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Researchers developed a multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. They used an innovative 3D printing technology to develop this microrobots. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery. The technique used to fabricate the microfish provides numerous improvements over other methods traditionally employed to create…
  • LG develops rollable wireless portable keyboard

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    LG Electronics (LG) have developed a rollable wireless portable keyboard that slides into your pocket. LG will unveil the industry’s first solid keyboard at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Unlike other portable keyboards on the market, LG’s Rolly Keyboard (model KBB-700) folds up along the four rows to create an easy-to-carry “stick” that fits into one’s pocket as easily as any purse or briefcase. It features with high-contrast keys and a fold-out mobile device stand. The typing on Rolly Keyboard is extremely comfortable because its 17mm key pitch is nearly as generous as the 18mm key…
  • Samsung unveils three new Wireless Audio 360 Speakers

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Samsung Electronics announced three new 360-degree Wireless Audio speaker (R5, R3 and R1 models) which will be displayed at IFA 2015. The omni-directional speakers feature a new built-in tap-and-swipe user interface and an improved Multiroom app for customers’ smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. These models follow the widely praised R7 and R6 speakers in Samsung’s Wireless Audio 360 line-up, and offer the same high-quality, balanced sound, and premium table-top design that enables them to fit seamlessly into any home. “With these additional models we are bringing a new kind of high…
  • LG unveils world’s first HDR capable 4K OLED TV

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:28 am
    LG Electronics will unveil four new OLED TVs next week at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Among these will be 65- and 55-inch 4K high dynamic range (HDR) OLED TV sets (models 65/55EF9500 and 55EG9200) and a curved OLED TV (model 55EG9100). An OLED TV screen uses a new display technology called OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes). OLED televisions are brighter, more efficient, thinner and feature better refresh rates and contrast than either LCD or Plasma. OLED TVs deliver the best picture quality ever. The LG OLED TV is both a 3D display and a Smart TV.It also taps the internet to provide movies, apps,…
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  • Gli smartphone con le migliori fotocamere del 2015

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    ShareLa possibilità di scattare foto è sicuramente una delle più importanti caratteristiche dello smartphone, e le aziende lo sanno bene. Sono anni, ormai, che la battaglia delle vendite si combatte non solo tra CPU e RAM, ma anche e soprattutto con le fotocamere. Per fortuna i passi in avanti sono stati enormi, e nel giro di pochi anni sono stati prodotti smartphone con fotocamere sempre più potenti e sensibili. Vediamo, allora, quali sono gli smartphone con le migliori fotocamere del 2015. Gli smartphone con le migliori fotocamere del 2015: la classifica Samsung S6/S6 Plus/Edge…
  • Usare Windows Firewall per bloccare i programmi. Ecco come

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Share Usare Windows Firewall ci da una mano per bloccare programmi che non vogliamo comunichino su internet o alla rete in generale. Ci sono tanti motivi per farlo: non farci osservare, non permettere al programma di rubarci banda, e così via. Windows Firewall è incluso da Windows XP in poi, perciò non è difficile trovarlo in tutte le edizioni. Possiamo infatti andare nel pannello di controllo (Tasto destro sulla bandiera => Pannello di controllo su Windows 8, su Windows 7 e XP lo possiamo trovare direttamente nel menù start) e digitare Windows Firewall o più semplicemente Firewall…
  • Office 2016, dopo metà settembre arriva la versione per Windows?

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Share Per il momento non si può che rimanere nel terreno delle indiscrezioni, ma se tutte queste voci venissero confermate, allora l’esordio di Office 2016 per Windows potrebbe essere davvero molto vicino. Secondo l’opinione di svariati addetti ai lavori, pare proprio che il debutto possa coincidere con il prossimo 22 settembre e ci sono ormai tutte le condizioni perché sia finalmente pronta la nuova versione per Windows di Office 2016, dopo lo sbarco durante il mese di luglio sui dispositivi Mac Os e a giugno per i dispositivi Android sotto forma di app mobili. Gli ultimi rumors sono…
  • Moments, l’app di Facebook adesso crea anche i video

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Share In pratica, è dallo scorso mese di giugno che l’applicazione lanciata da Facebook, che prende il nome di Moments, che impiega il riconoscimento facciale per andare alla ricerca degli amici che si possono taggare all’interno di una foto, ha avuto un notevole successo negli Stati Uniti, ma anche in tutte le altre nazioni in cui è stata diffusa. Facebook, anche in ragione di questo ottimo avvio da parte dell’app, ha preso la decisione di introdurre qualche funzionalità in più e adesso Moments è in grado pure di garantire all’utente la possibilità di girare dei filmati, sempre…
  • Come scegliere l’app per encriptare i nostri messaggi.

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Share Generalmente, quando messaggiamo con un’altra persona dobbiamo far fronte ad un pericolo: venire spiati mentre lo facciamo. Nel mentre possiamo encriptare i nostri dati individuali ed il nostro cellulare, certamente il problema dell’intercettazione dei messaggi è sempre presente. Maggiormente parlando comunque molti sono più preoccupati per certe potenze particolari (Come gli americani con la NSA) che per pirati individuali. Nonostante ciò, prendiamo in considerazione i più particolari programmi per comunicare in tutta sicurezza. iOS…iMessage. Sul serio, e a dirla…
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  • How to Add Your E-junkie Button Code to Your WordPress Website

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    If you are building your website from scratch, and you know HTML code, then you should be fine to add the basic HTML code we provide to your website.If you are adding our code to a site like WordPress, than you may need a hand with how to do so. Many web-building programs/sites like WordPress use what is known as “What You See, Is What Your Get” or WYSISYG editing. Which allows you to see how your page looks as you add elements to it. Let's start with adding E-junkie code to a Free WordPress Blog page which is a page on their site. WordPress' blog page cannot handle custom plugins…
  • Business 101: How To Advertise Your Products On Facebook

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Guest blog post by Keran Smith is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a social media management agency, LYFE MarketingIf you have products to sell there is one thing you cannot get enough of: low-cost exposure to your target audience. Luckily, Facebook has over 968 million daily active users and is still one of the best places to advertise a product and acquire new customers. In fact, e-commerce brands advertising on Facebook typically see a 152% return on investment. Facebook’s advertising platform contains a number of key features that make it worthwhile for any…
  • Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

    21 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    When I studied archeology I came across information about a stone tablet written in cuneiform. The text was lamenting the way the world is getting worse, and one of the things mentioned that showed that the “end of the world was fast approaching” is that everyone wants to write a book. Well the world has not end in the past 4800 years, but everyone still wants to write a book, or in the case of the world today, release an album, make a film and so forth.Read more »
  • How to Add Your First Product

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you've taken the plunge and started your E-junkie account. That's step one in having a successful e-commerce shop. Step two is adding your first product. In this post we'll talk you through how to do that. Read more »
  • Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

    14 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    In the past couple of weeks we have talked about the pros and cons of gaining money for your growing business with loans and investors. The final fundraising method we are going to cover is also the newest one.Crowdfunding has become huge in recent years, helping raise money for films, TVs shows, records, books, games and more. And there are many sites that you can use including IndieGoGoPatreon and KickStarterBut what are the advantages of going this route? Read more »
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  • RDU4100 8 Pack

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    Get the best price on a RDU4100 8 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, 18.5 hour lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: RDU4100 8 Pack The Motorola RDU4100 is Motorola’s best handheld two way radio – Not only is it Motorola’s most powerful handheld radio, but it also has the best speaker quality, top notch durability, and an unbeatable battery life at 18.5 hours per charge. This Motorola RDU4100 bundle is the perfect combo pack for businesses who want to improve communication and emergency response…
  • RDU4100 6 Pack with 6 Speaker Mics and Bank Charger

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    Get the best price on a RDU4100 6 Pack complete with speaker mics, a bank charger, belt clips, single unit chargers, 18.5 hour lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: RDU4100 Combo Pack The Motorola RDU4100 is Motorola’s best handheld two way radio – Not only is it Motorola’s most powerful handheld radio, but it also has the best speaker quality, top notch durability, and an unbeatable battery life at 18.5 hours per charge. In this combo kit you will receive 6 of Motorola’s best handheld two way radio, an RLN6309…
  • RDU4100 6 Pack

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    Get the best price on a RDU4100 6 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, 18.5 hour lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: RDU4100 6 Pack The Motorola RDU4100 is Motorola’s best handheld two way radio – Not only is it Motorola’s most powerful handheld radio, but it also has the best speaker quality, top notch durability, and an unbeatable battery life at 18.5 hours per charge. This combo pack gives you the range you need with 6 durable and powerful two way radios. Motorola’s RDU4100 two way radio…
  • RDU4100 4 Pack

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Get the best price on a RDU4100 4 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, 18.5 hour lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: RDU4100 4 Pack The Motorola RDU4100 is Motorola’s best handheld two way radio – Not only is it Motorola’s most powerful handheld radio, but it also has the best speaker quality, top notch durability, and an unbeatable battery life at 18.5 hours per charge. The Motorola RDU4100 two way radios included in this package not only offer incredible power, but also give you flexibility with…
  • RDU4100 2 Pack

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Get the best price on a RDU4100 2 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, 18.5 hour lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: RDU4100 2 Pack The Motorola RDU4100 is Motorola’s best handheld two way radio – Not only is it Motorola’s most powerful handheld radio, but it also has the best speaker quality, top notch durability, and an unbeatable battery life at 18.5 hours per charge. This combo pack of 2 RDU4100 two way radios will immediately make your team more efficient by improving communication and…
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  • Getting Your SEO Right Starts With Avoiding Some Classic Mistakes

    16 Aug 2015 | 5:38 pm
    The Internet is awash in SEO advice – most of it is wrong or misleading. But, there are a few gems out there that apply almost universally to every company with a website. Here’s... The post Getting Your SEO Right Starts With Avoiding Some Classic Mistakes appeared first on Skyje.
  • Perfect SEO-Optimized Articles for WordPress

    14 Aug 2015 | 10:39 pm
    One of the most effective ways to keep traffic running through old posts on a blog or website is to optimize them on a search engine. SEO-friendly articles rank high with search engines compared... The post Perfect SEO-Optimized Articles for WordPress appeared first on Skyje.
  • So You Want to Go to Trade Shows

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Trade shows are the contemporary version of the central market. They have great potential for generating new business for both small and big companies. This is why it should be an active part of... The post So You Want to Go to Trade Shows appeared first on Skyje.
  • Job Skills: Easier Employee Training Using Visual Aids

    5 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    Visual aids are not used as often as they could be in the workplace, and yet they can make training employees markedly easier. Here’s how to implement them in your next training class or... The post Job Skills: Easier Employee Training Using Visual Aids appeared first on Skyje.
  • Managing Your Design Team With Tech

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    With the increasing need for businesses to have a simple, yet strategic brand as they grow in the marketplace, the need for design firms and bigger design teams are increasing. As this market continues... The post Managing Your Design Team With Tech appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Flash’s only at 5% of data storage

    14 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    We have been hearing for years that NAND flash is at price parity with disk. But at this week’s Flash Memory Summit, Darren Thomas, VP Storage BU, Micron said at his keynote that NAND only store 5% of the bits in a data center. Darren’s session was all about how to get flash to become more than 5% of data storage and called this “crossing the chasm”. I assume the 5% is against yearly data storage shipped. Flash’s adoption rate Darren, said last year flash climbed from 4% to 5% of data center storage, but he made no mention on whether flash’s adoption…
  • A new storage benchmark – STAC-M3

    7 Aug 2015 | 3:07 pm
    A week or so ago I was reading a DDN press release that said they had just published a STAC-M3 benchmark. I had never heard of STAC or their STAC-M3 so thought I would look them up. STAC stands for Securities Technology Analyst Center and is an organization dedicated to testing system solutions for the financial services industries. What does STAC-M3 do It turns out that STAC-M3 simulates processing a time (ticker tape or tick) log of security transactions and identifyies the maximum and weighted bid along with various other statistics for a number (1%) of securities over…
  • Next generation NVM, 3D XPoint from Intel + Micron

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Earlier this week Intel-Micron announced (see webcast here and here)  a new, transistor-less NVM with 1000 time the speed (10µsec access time for NAND) of NAND [~10ns (nano-second) access times] and at 10X the density of DRAM (currently 16Gb/DRAM chip). They call the new technology 3D XPoint™ (cross-point) NVM (non-volatile memory). In addition to the speed and density advantages, 3D XPoint NVM also doesn’t have the endurance problems associated with todays NAND. Intel and Micron say that it has 1000 the endurance of today’s NAND (MLC NAND endurance is ~3000 write (P/E)…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • Introducing Windows Containers

    20 Aug 2015 | 2:18 am
    In the last two parts of this series, I talked about why containers are needed and what exactly containers are. I have not written much about containers after that but a lot had happened since then. Like I mentioned in the second part, Microsoft announced that they will support containers as a native feature in Windows Server 2016. Yesterday, Microsoft released a preview of that. How can you get Windows Containers? There are two ways. You can either use Microsoft Azure or get your MSDN copy of the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3. Microsoft yesterday released a Windows Server Container…
  • PowerShell Desired State Configuration workshop in Bangalore

    7 Aug 2015 | 9:15 pm
    If you are in and around Bangalore and interested in learning about PowerShell DSC, here is your chance. We (Ritesh Modi lead this) did a full day workshop on DSC basics last month. To continue the learning from there, I will be doing a half-day DSC resource module authoring workshop. In this workshop, I will show how to create DSC resources based on PowerShell script modules and Class-defined modules. Here is the idea for the workshop. Attendees will carry their laptops and will be given Azure passes, if needed. We will start with a introduction to resource authoring and as we progress, I…
  • Infrastructure as Code at PowerShell Conference Asia 2015

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    PowerShell Conference Asia is here. It is scheduled to happen on 18th and 19th of September in Singapore. There is an excellent line up of sessions and speakers from around the world. You will get to hear Jeffrey Snover (via Skype) on day 1 and Nana from the PowerShell DSC team will present in-person. This conference is sponsored by SAPIEN Technologies! SAPIEN has been playing a key role in the PowerShell community and you will get to hear about some of their great products and meet their staff. Infrastructure as Code At the PowerShell Conference, I will be doing a session on Infrastructure…
  • Windows PowerShell MVP for another year!

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    It’s that of the year again! July 1st is usually the day I look forward to receiving the MVP award mailer from Microsoft. And, yes, it is here again. This will be my 6th consecutive MVP award year and I am glad to be a part of the elite community! I enjoyed writing my first published book and I evangelized Windows PowerShell DSC a lot in last one year. I started writing about containers. I have learned a quite a bit around IoT, Azure, AWS, and GCE. So, naturally, I am looking forward to more this coming year as I expand beyond PowerShell and DSC. Stay tuned!
  • Containers – What are they? And, their history! – Part 2

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    In the earlier article, I explained the hurdles in the traditional and virtualized ways of implementing workloads. Also, we looked how the DevOps challenges are demanding changes the continuous delivery and integration processes. Towards the end, I’d mentioned that Containers are an answer. In today’s article, we will see what are containers and some history behind containerization. Let us get started. In the subsequent parts, we will dig into each building block used within container technologies and understand how to use them. Note: If you are not a Linux user or never even…
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Increase the RAM of Android Smartphone

    Shaan Haider
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:26 am
    These days smartphones are coming out with large amount of RAM. For example, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Asus Zenfone 2 sport a massive 4 GB of RAM. The reason behind this that people use lots of heavy games and apps which requires good amount of RAM. Also after some time, your device can start to perform slowly and RAM can be the reason behind it. The only problem with amount of RAM is that we
  • WileyFox Strom : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    There are lots of new smartphone brands are coming out with some interesting features. WileyFox is a new name in the world but grabbed the eyeballs of smartphone lovers with the launching of its latest smartphone WileyFox Strom which comes with some nice hardware specs at a competitive price. WileyFox Strom sports a 64-bit Snapdragon Qualcomm processor, 3GB of RAM, 5..5-inch full HD 1080p IPS
  • Asus launches Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with 256 GB Internal Memory

    Shaan Haider
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    We all know that the guys at Asus love to release the multiple variants of their smartphones based on the amount of RAM and internal storage. Asus has recently launched the Zenfone 2 and a new and deluxe variant of the Asus Zenfone 2 is launched in Brazil called Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. The special and deluxe factor about the Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition is that it comes
  • Huawei Honor 7i - Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    Huawei is launching lots of high end smartphones these days. The latest one comes under the Honor series of Huawei smartphone. Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Honor 7i which comes with a great design and nice high-end hardware specs. Huawei Honor 7i comes with a 13 MP rotating primary camera, 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolutions and 424 ppi pixel density. There are
  • HOW TO : Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

    Shaan Haider
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Windows 10 is here and people are loving it a lot for lots of reasons. It is having new features and functionality, new design and user interface as well. The best thing is that people are getting the Windows 10 as a free upgrade to their existing Windows 7 and 8.1 devices. But still chances are there that after upgrading to Windows 10, you would like to move back and downgrade to your previous
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Integrity Is What You Do When No One Is Watching

    Joe Kinsella
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:20 pm
    This weekend I've been thinking about integrity - specifically the importance of surrounding yourself with people of high integrity, and striving to achieve integrity in all your personal / professional relationships. I'd like to share a story from my past that has always inspired me. Since I did not ask permission from the people involved, I'll be a little vague on the specifics. Several years ago I was in a startup that had to navigate some market turbulence. To help motivate the management team, the CEO worked with the board to put in place a multi-million dollar hold back. The idea of the…
  • My Startup Anniversary: 3 Years in Blog Posts

    Joe Kinsella
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    This morning I took a journey back through my blog, reflecting on my three year journey in founding CloudHealth Technologies. It's hard to believe how quickly the time has passed from working out of the entrepreneur space at NBVP to having a fast growing company in downtown Boston. Here is my journey as told through selective blog posts: And So It Begins (2012) I had originally thought of starting CloudHealth in 2010 after deciding to leave Dell. I suppose it was obvious to explore creating a business at the intersection of my two interests: cloud computing and infrastructure management. But…
  • 3 Steps To Making Good Group Decision

    Joe Kinsella
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    One of the most common soft skill gaps with software engineers is the ability to influence others. This gap of course is a byproduct of the nature of our work. From the time we graduate college, our influence is directed more at the technology we use than the people with whom we work. The result is that software engineers are often highly optimized for making decisions in our heads, and under optimized for making decisions within a group. I like to think there are three phases to making any good group decision within a technical team: brainstorm, collaborate and communicate. Unfortunately too…
  • Dust-Up in the Agile World

    Joe Kinsella
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    I read a recent blog post by Adam Pisoni, CTO & co-founder of Yammer, titled I’m Sorry But Agile Won’t Fix Your Products. It’s a great read and drives home a truth that often gets overlooked in our industry: small, empowered and self-organizing teams almost always produce better products than larger, top-down led and longer-lived teams. Overall it gives you a glimpse into some of the newer approaches to management that have emerged from the Valley in the last few years (e.g. Holacracy, Lean). The only downside to the post was the fact he made a number of false statements about Agile…
  • Tips for the Future Developers in the Incoming Class of 2019

    Joe Kinsella
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    Over the last few weeks I’ve interviewed many 2015 graduates seeking jobs in software development. The good news is: there are a lot of talented young developers coming into the workforce. The bad news is: too many of these are poorly prepared to find their first software jobs. Here are some tips to consider as a new freshman this fall for preparing yourself in finding your first job after graduation. #1: Consider Your Major I’m assuming there must be lots of people who get jobs outside software with CE/IT/EE majors, but due to my exclusive software focus, I unfortunately do not see them.
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  • MiniTool power data recovery 7.0 Review

    22 Aug 2015 | 2:46 am
    BY Ramakanth Maybe it was hardware failure or user error or a malicious attack… but you don’t necessarily have to kiss that data goodbye. Here are some apps that just might get it back for you. As well known, if you lost a file because of a system crash or because you pressed Delete after selecting a… Read More » This is a post from Read the Orginal Post : MiniTool...
  • Get iMyfone Data Recovery for iPhone for FREE!

    12 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    BY Ramakanth Have you ever experienced those upset times when you lost some important files like happy past photos and some deleted text in your iPhone or your iPhone screen was broken by accident? Have you ever lost data after accidental deletion, jailbreak or iOS upgrade failure? The world’s most user-friendly iMyfone Data Recovery for iPhone can… Read More » This is a post from...
  • Bitdefender Mobile security Premium free 6 Month License

    11 Aug 2015 | 4:02 pm
    BY Ramakanth Bitdefender Mobile Security Premium will keep your Android device protected against viruses, without affecting your battery life. It works so seamlessly with Android, you’ll hardly know it’s even there! Good news for Android users who wish to keep their device secure & safe, Bitdefender is offering a one year License  of Bitdefender Mobile security Premium… Read More...
  • Get Wise Care 365 Pro free for a Year

    9 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    BY Ramakanth Wise Care 365 Pro is a superb program that combines elements of long-standing favourites such as CCleaner and Glary Utillities and could become your next essential tool. Using system-cleaning tools like Wise Care 365 Pro will really help to improve your computer’s performance and prolong its useful life.   Wise Care 365 Pro is a… Read More » This is a post from...
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Home License for Free

    2 Aug 2015 | 2:36 pm
    BY Ramakanth To protect all your files against system crashes, malware infection and other disasters, you’re best off using EaseUS Todo Backup Home. This backup-and-recovery tool costs $29 (about £19.10 ) and allows users to back up files and folders, as well as entire hard drives, partitions, and GPT (GUID Partition table) disks.   The program is much… Read More » This is a...
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    SMP Updates

  • Elemental Defines Next-Generation Content Delivery at IBC 2015

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:58 am
    Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.PORTLAND, Ore/PRNewswire/ -- Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen conte...
  • Qualcomm Agrees to Sell UK L-Band Spectrum to Vodafone and H3G

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    -- L-Band Ideal for Supporting Mobile Broadband Services through Supplemental Downlink Technology --SAN DIEGO/PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm UK Spectrum (QUKS), has ag...
  • Dom Raban from user experience agency Corporation Pop on design

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Dom Raban from user experience agency Corporation Pop on UX, taming marketing with design and moreSocial Media Portal (SMP): What is your name and what do you do there at Corporation Pop?Dom Raban (DR): My name is Dom Raban and I’m the managing di...
  • MSG91 Enables Sending SMS Right From Excel/Google Sheet

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
    INDORE, India/PRNewswire/ --Imagine, if there was a way that enabled a user to send messages directly from their Excel or Google Spreadsheet. MSG91, an Indian leading bulk messaging brand, has turned this imagination into reality with the launch o...
  • Influencer and millennials marketing tips with Timothy Armoo from Fanbytes

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Timothy Armoo from Fanbytes shares top influencer and millennials marketing tips to reach time poor younger audiences Social Media Portal (SMP) What is your name and what do you do there at for Fanbytes?Timothy Armoo (TA): My name is Timothy Armoo...
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  • [Tip] Disable Notifications and Action Center in Windows 10

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:53 am
    When Microsoft added Charms Bar to Windows 8 operating system, the company received very negative feedback from Windows users. The Charms Bar was annoying a lot of people and they had to use 3rd party software or Registry tweaks to get rid of Charms Bar. To please users, Microsoft added options to disable upper-right hot […]
  • [Tip] Disable Cortana and Bing Search Results in Windows 10

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 pm
    One of the first things which most of the people notice on Windows 10 Desktop after installation, is the big Search box present on the Taskbar. This new Search box is actually Cortana, the digital personal assistant implemented in Windows 10. Cortana has replaced the traditional Search box present in the Start Menu in Windows […]
  • [Tip] Disable OneDrive in Windows 10

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10 comes with integration of OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive), the official online cloud storage and file hosting service of Microsoft. Windows 10 allows you to save your documents and files directly on your OneDrive account right from the Windows Explorer or other software programs. Because of the seamless integration […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.09 Now Available for Download

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.09 to public which comes with many improvements and changes mentioned in the changelog given at the end. CCleaner is a popular and free software tool to optimize system performance, improve privacy and clean temporary files. It can remove several temporary and unused files from your […]
  • [Tip] Increase Titlebar Text Font Size in Windows 10

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:01 am
    When I was testing Windows 10 preview builds, I noticed that Microsoft decreased the font size of titlebar text in a few preview builds. First I thought that it was done for testing purposes only and Microsoft will reset the default titlebar text size in future builds or at least in the final RTM version […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 3D NAND Goes Mainstream

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    3D NAND is getting closer to becoming a mainstream technology. However, there is still work to be done for it to make its way into the cost-sensitive consumer market.Read more
  • Three Words Mark the Spot

    17 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    what3words, one of 25 finalists for the 2015 Tech Awards, a global program honoring technologists who are benefiting humanity.Read more
  • Patterning the Interconnects of Future Chips

    10 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Applied's Sree Kesapragada and Miller Allen, discuss the Endura Cirrus HTX which meets chipmakers’ copper interconnect patterning needs by extending the TiN metal hardmask —the industry’s material of choice — to the 10nm and below nodes. Read more
  • 2015 Humanitarian Awardees Named

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    John and Tashia Morgridge named recipients of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award in recognition of their visionary philanthropic commitment.Read more
  • Startups + Strategic Investors = WIN | WIN

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Investors and entrepreneurs converged at the third annual Silicon Innovation Form at SEMICON West to pitch new technologies, collaborate with ecosystem partners and spark new innovations. Read more
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  • Cyanogen OS 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) Update for OnePlus One Now Available (Installation Guide)

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Cyanogen team has released the Cyanogen OS 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) update for OnePlus One. The OTA (over-the-air) notification for the update will arrive on your device soon. If you are running on the most recent Cyanogen OS 12, you can install the OTA update manually or via recovery. The new Cyanogen... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • MIUI 7 Beta ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Mi 4i, Mi 3 & Mi 4 (Installation Guide)

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Global beta version of MIUI 7 ROM 5.8.22 is now available for Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Mi 4i, Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi Note 3G and Redmi Note 4G devices. Beta testers will receive the OTA (over-the-air) update on their device soon or it can be updated via ‘Updater’ app by downloading the OTA... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Official CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) on Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 users can now enjoy Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on their device by installing official CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM. Xiaomi will release the new MIUI7 ROM based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop on Aug 24 for most devices, including Mi3 and Mi4. However, if you prefer stock Android UI rather... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Manage Lollipop’s Overview Screen with Recently App (Root Required)

    22 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Android Lollipop replaced the Recents screen with a new Overview screen. The Overview screen displays your open apps and activities and enables you to pin an app or game, thereby cancelling the menu buttons. However, Overview screen displays every app that you have ever launched, as well as lists... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus 2 (Guide)

    20 Aug 2015 | 10:40 pm
    OnePlus 2 is an affordable flagship killer running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop (Oxygen UI). This great device brings new features and unsettled performance to users. However, tech-savvy users may need unlocked bootloader, custom recovery like TWRP, and root access on OnePlus 2 for various purposes.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Way to Know about CS GO Wallhack

    5 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Counterstrike is one of the most identifiable gaming franchises in the world’s – the first-person shooters set in what great gaming is about the standard. Therefore, you will find countless players worldwide. Like most of others, it’s a global user base. That makes it extremely competitive, which is why folks are constantly looking to get an edge. Wherever there’s competition, there will be individuals who do anything it requires to get the border. Including cheating. Hacks and Cheats happen to be a large part of gaming since its start – fro the days of the very…
  • How to Select a Phone System Provider?

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    If you’re looking for a business phone service provider, you probably know by now that there are countless options available and it’s hard to tell them apart. As the demand for cloud-based phone systems keeps growing exponentially, business owners can be overwhelmed when trying to choose a phone system provider. However, after careful research, we’ve come up with five useful tips to ensure you get a provider that suits your needs. Tip 1: Choose a Service Provider that Offers Mobility Considering today’s staff members are increasingly remote-based and mobile, it is crucial to give…
  • Wedding Planning Websites

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    Planning a wedding is a major undertaking. As budgets rise and ceremonies get more and more elaborate, brides and grooms-to-be can be forgiven for thinking fondly of just eloping and letting the chips fall where they may. But don’t book that flight to Vegas just yet–technology has kept pace with the rising complexity of wedding planning, and there are plenty of online allies in place to help you get the job done. Before you decide to say your vows in front of an Elvis impersonator at an all-night chapel, try these resources:   The Wedding Spot Looking for that perfect venue? Save…
  • The Right Ways On How To Create A Website For Beginners

    5 Jun 2015 | 3:53 pm
    How to make a website? A lot of small business owners and individuals who do not know anything about creating a website are thinking that they must hire a company in creating a site for them. For the people who have a little experience with the design and programming, this thought could be true in the past, however nowadays, this is not true anymore. Building a polished site which is ready enough for publication was never easier, even those people who do not know anything about programming can do it as well. Those people from the past, always needed to look for someone in assisting them to…
  • A Short Overview of AppendTo

    29 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    Website development, at the current time, has become very important because of the increasing number of internet users. Every business, nowadays, needs a website for running the business online so that it can reach more number of customers. As the importance of the web development is increasing at a faster speed, different companies have started providing this service so that you can be benefitted. But, becoming an expert in providing web development service is not an easy task, rather a challenging one. So, in order to get better service, you should take assistance from the skilled and…
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  • Pit People trailer with some game play action!

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    A while ago, this game was going under the name of Game 4, but from now on, the developers Behemoth have renamed it Pit People, which is kind of catchy in a strange way! As with a lot of these kinds of games, it is hectic and busy, it is a game of survival and […]
  • Pre order Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to get the Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy!

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    There are plenty of gamers out there who cannot wait to get hold of their copy of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, but despite it being released at the end of October there is an advantage to pre ordering early and that is free bonus missions featuring two very famous people from the era, Charles Darwin and […]
  • New trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:59 am
    There is hardly any time left to wait now before next instalment of the Metal Gear game, it goes under the title of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It is a step back in time to height of the cold war, the Russians are in Afghanistan and the world is in turmoil as […]
  • Welcome to Dismaland Banksy Films trailer!

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Going to a theme park is every kid’s dream and most of the time it does not even matter what sort of theme the park has been designed around. But there is one theme park that has opened its doors on the seafront of Weston-super-Mare, it’s called Dismaland and the doors will remain open until […]
  • LG Rolly the keyboard that rolls up into a stick!

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    It is always handy having a keyboard to use with your tablet or even smartphone sometimes, especially when it comes to work stuff, but up until now it has not always been practical to carry a keyboard around unless you have a big bag to carry your stuff around in. This is the Rolly from […]
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  • MegaBot Team USA Kickstarter, Time to Contribute to the Destruction.

    Athol Courtenay
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:21 am
    Mega sized human controlled robots have been the dream of science fiction since we began dreaming of a fantastic Utopian future. With two MegaBots now in existence it is only natural that their metal would be tested in the battle arena. Team USA threw out the challenge back in June and Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan accepted then upped the ante, lets go hand to hand for some melee combat mega sized. With only a year until MegaBots go to war Team USA have decided they need to upgrade their Mark II MegaBot and they are asking for our help. Follow the link below to become a part of the…
  • Bagpipes ARE COOL and We Have Proof.

    Athol Courtenay
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    While people not of Scottish descent may believe bagpipes are the Most Annoying Thing Ever we have discovered irrefutable evidence that they are in fact cool. Launching UK’s Radio 1 Big Weekend in 2014 Radio 1 Glasgow let rock and roll bagpipes take the lead, in the process proving that bagpipes ARE cool. With sporrans on display and kilts hanging low the ‘Red Hot Chillie Pipers’ were set loose on an unsuspecting world. A band that may just be the most Scottish collection of musicians since the Proclaimers performed their classic track ‘I’m Gonna Be’ (500 Miles). Presented for…
  • I Fink U Freeky Performed by the Teletubbies, Too Funny.

    Athol Courtenay
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Oil and water don’t normally mix but if done just right they can, highlighting that there is an art to blending two disparate things together, this is the art of the Mashup. Videographer Robert Jones may just be a master of the mashup if his latest video ‘The Teletubbies perform I Fink U Freeky’ is anything to go by. Putting his editing skills to good use Jones trolled through hours of Teletubbies episodes (insanity inducing in itself) to find the perfect Teletubbie action to match up to Die Antwoords thumping track ‘I Fink U Freeky’. Yolanda and Ninja, the stars of Die…
  • Just Because it’s too Funny, a Raccoon Drinking Milk Like a Boss.

    Athol Courtenay
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:58 am
    Raccoons are natures little pranksters with character and mischief written all over their faces. Amongst the raccoon world some display more character than others and some just think they’re the boss. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Boss Raccoon having a drink of milk, or probably more accurately having a dip in milk. Sit back relax and remember if the liquid is getting in your ears your not doing it right. The post Just Because it’s too Funny, a Raccoon Drinking Milk Like a Boss. appeared first on Highpants.
  • The Lexus Hoverboard is Here, Slide.

    Athol Courtenay
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:45 am
    The Lexus Slide is the latest interpretation of the high tech dream, a form of friction-less levitating transport. The latest to make the world wonder, is it really a Hoverboard? Slide is a working high tech wonder with one small caveat, it needs something to push against. It isn’t a ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard but instead a maglev skateboard, which in the end may be even cooler. Inside the Slide Lexus design genius Haruhiko Tanakashi has managed to squeeze multiple high temperature superconductors that will resist the magnet field of a permanent magnet with enough force to lift it…
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  • How to Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Life

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:19 am
    We understand how you consider your iPhone to be the most amazing technology in the World, but it’s nothing more than a piece of brick when out of juice. Thankfully, we know how to fix that. In this tutorial, we will show you how to make the most of your iPhone’s battery. This will not necessarily improve your iPhone experience, but will add some extra time to your battery life. First thing you need to do is charge your iPhone to 100% and let it run its course. Once your battery is less than 20%, go to Settings, General, Usage, and open Battery Usage, and on the top of your screen…
  • Sri Lankan Cricket Legend Kumar Sangakkara Retired : Farewell Photos

    Pranay Patel
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
    It was the very last test match of Sri Lankan Legend Kumar Sangakkara. India beat Sri Lanka by 278 runs in the second Test in Colombo, however there’s nothing to celebrate about as one of the most loved Cricketers, Kumar Sangakkara announced his retirement from International Cricket.  Looking at his stats, Sangakkara has made a number of records in all the Cricket formats. He had 28,016 international runs to his name. Indian leading Cricket, Virat Kohli too has described a part of Kumar in its Farewell speech and mentioned him as a wonderful human being. The man is dearly loved in Sri…

    Pranay Patel
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    We all are well aware of the recent conflict that happened in India which ended with the country having an extra state. YES, we are talking about the Andhra Telangana controversy. Well, now it isn’t that much of a conflict and things are pretty settled now with the borders been made very properly, but when actually the conflict was going on, the state had a lot of problems. With regards to this issue, the realty sector of the state was one sector that was massively affected. We can imagine how bad it had got. Even if a single property or house stands in dispute, people don’t invest in it.
  • 5.7 Earthquake Strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan & North India

    Pranay Patel
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    Earthquake strikes back, this time in Afghanistan. 5.7 earthquake, 34km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan. 2015-08-10 14:35:25 at epicenter, according to reports. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has occurred HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN. Tremors felt in Pakistan  and Northern India too, the news come from Geo TV.  Earthquake in Afghanistan Furthermore, the tremor was felt in various parts of the countries like slamabad, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Peshawar and Sargodah. The tremors also hit Pakistan occupied Kashmir including a little part of Indian territory as well. According to the legal reports,…
  • Salman Khan Releases Main Hoon Hero Tera on YouTube

    Pranay Patel
    10 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    As you know Salman Khan is a very well known name in the Bollywood, he’s like a brand in India. Recently, Salman has released a teaser of Hero‘s title song sung by himself. Now, he released a full song on YouTube for all his crazy fans around the World. Hero is an upcoming Bollywood movie, starring Aditya Pancholi and Athiya Shetty under Salman Khan Films production. Catch this Main Hoon Hero Tera full song by Salman Khan.  Soorraj Pancholi Athiya Shetty Main Hoon Hero Tera full song by Salman Khan   Main Hoon Hero Tera is a title track of this movie which is actually sung…
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  • Is biometrics the answer to secure and easy online payment?

    Chad Fichardt
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Growing cyber risk has ushered in the need for watertight methods of protecting personal data. According to the South African Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft is costing the country at least R1 billion per year and has increased by more than 200% in the last six years. Demanding and tech-savvy users continue to exert extreme pressure on companies to solve the convenience versus security conundrum. This is where a seamless customer experience and data security intersects. In today’s mobile world it is increasingly important to have secure, on-the-go authentication. As a result, many…
  • Monster coupe top trumps! Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe versus BMW M4

    Ryan Bubear
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    BMW’s hottest 4 Series has been tearing up stretches of tarmac around the world since early in 2014, providing plenty of high-performance thrills to lovers of German two-doors. But now this M-badged monster – which shook up the Munich-based brand’s naming convention by effectively terminating the celebrated M3 Coupe moniker – has a new foe (in addition to the Audi RS 5 and the Lexus RC-F). And we thus appear to have a scintillating battle on our hands. Read more on Motorburn. The post Monster coupe top trumps! Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe versus BMW M4 appeared first on Memeburn.
  • Here’s a preview of what the upcoming CliffCentral streaming app will feature

    Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
    South African online radio station CliffCentral is set to launch a smartphone app which will allow people to listen to the station live, send messages to the CliffCentral team, and save podcasts among other things. Memeburn understands that the app will launch within the next week and is designed with the high cost of South African mobile data in mind. Users will, for instance, be able to stream at low, medium, and high resolutions. They’ll also be able to download podcasts for offline listening. Read more: The great podcast resurgence and the rebirth of radio Headed by former 5fm DJ…
  • AG Ghost review: you can do better for less

    Andy Walker: Gearburn Editor
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Here’s the thing about the AG Ghost: as tempting as it is to review it as a R5000 phone, you just can’t. That’s not what it is. If you want to review it fairly, you have to review it as a R5000 package. Even with that in mind though, I can’t say it’d be high up on the list of devices I’d recommend to my friends and family. When seen as a comprehensive package, the Ghost simply isn’t good or different enough to really stand out from the competition. And, with a little effort, you could probably do better. Read more on Gearburn. [...] The post AG Ghost review: you can do better…
  • Three meals a day is the new tobacco: one geek’s guide to losing weight

    Joe Botha
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The geek’s guide to rapid weight loss: 10kg in four weeks, while sitting at a desk in office hours. In summary: this is a sure way to to make your body run on just fat for a full three days per week. Intro I’ve tried low carb and paleo diets over the last two years, maybe eight weeks at a time, on and off, and I’ve gained some muscle in the gym, but I never really felt that I was seeing real impact and results. I see results as dropping a jeans size and/or losing 10kg. So, I did a bit of research [...] The post Three meals a day is the new tobacco: one geek’s guide to losing…
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  • Instagram rolls out support for portrait + landscape photos & videos

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Instagram today announced that it’s rolling out two new orientations for photos and videos including portrait and landscape formats to add to the old square photo format that was previously the only option for users uploading content. It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, […]
  • The View From the Classroom: A Response to ‘The Ed-Tech Unicorn’

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    The problem is not with the state of the technology.
  • Apple Pay Expands With PayAnywhere Deal

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:27 am
    On Apple’s last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said Apple Pay is on track to be accepted at more than 1.5 million U.S. locations by the end of the year. On Thursday, the tech giant announced news that could help it achieve that goal. Apple’s mobile payments service will now work with PayAnywhere, a credit […]
  • PSA: Many Moto 360 owners now receiving Android Wear 1.3 update

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    The Moto 360 is perhaps one of the most — if not the most — popular Android Wear smartwatches, and now it appears that the device’s update to Android Wear 1.3 is now rolling out to the masses. The update was officially announced last week, and comes packed with new interactive watch face support, a […]
  • Instagram photos no longer have to be square

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    Instagram is making a huge change to the way photos and videos are posted on the platform: they no longer have to be square That means you can now share photos and videos in their full unadulterated glory, whether in landscape or portrait format. Instagram popularized the square image format, so this is a pretty surprising change, but it’s shore to be appreciated by photographers upset over always having to crop their images on the platform. The company is also updating filters for videos. Ins
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  • Newsletter options: GetResponse vs AWeber

    Simon Jones
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:46 am
    Email marketing remains one of the most important ways for a company to reach their customers, and over the last few years mailing list providers have made some huge improvements making the process easier and cheaper than ever before. In this piece we’ll compare some of the pros and cons of two of the best regarded options – GetResponse and AWeber. History AWeber is the older of the two firms, having been established back in August 1998, while GetResponse joined in the fray just a few months later in 1999 under the name Implix. They both have long histories in the email marketing…
  • Why Windows 10 is set to quickly outpace than Windows 8

    Simon Jones
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:54 am
    You would need to have been living on another planet to not know about the problems that existed with Windows 8. Microsoft took acceptance from users for granted, following the success of Windows 7. It produced an entirely new interface that caused significant problems in usage. The good news is that Windows 10 is taking users away from all the problems, and seems set to be the best version yet. So what can you expect from Windows 10; let’s take a look. The great news for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users is that Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade & offers consistent experience…
  • Bloggers and social media users face identity theft and fraud

    Simon Jones
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    In a time where millions of people share their lives on blogs and social media an online voucher website has looked into the risks associated with the social sharing of our lives. From fake Instagram accounts promoting other user’s photo’s as their own to bloggers whose website and social details have been used to obtain free goods fraudulently. The result’s showed a worrying trend which will only increase as people will share more and more online. Investigating the rise of catfishing, (where someone creates a fictional online persona luring people into relationships), identity theft…
  • BBC iPlayer crashes under strain of England cricket fans wanting to listen to Ashes commentary

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    BBC iPlayer Radio went down today as cricket fans flocked to the streaming service to listen to Australia’s batting collapse during the Ashes test at Trent Bridge. Many cricket fans reported being unable to listen to Test Match Special on BBC Five Live Sports Xtra for the commentary as Australia slumped to one of their worst innings totals of all time. The issues show how people continue to turn to internet radio to listen rather than using traditional FM/MW/LW analogue frequencies or the more modern DAB digital radio. People are able to listen to internet radio through their phones,…
  • Infographic: What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform built by that offers websites and online applications the ability to scale with ease. It’s the underlying platform for firms ranging from Netflix to NASA and our friends over at Udemy have created an infographic to better explain exactly what it is and how it works. Infographic: What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)? was originally published on TechFruit
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  • What Impression is Your Online Personality Making on Your Kids?

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Making healthy life choices is not just about the food that we eat, what we choose to drink, or whether or not we choose to brush our teeth before bed. It is also about actions, the type of people we become, and the impressions that we make on others. For parents, helping our children make […]
  • 9 Tools to Save Paper & Be More Efficient in Your Business

    15 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    While using my Surface 3 pen to sign a contract received via email I decided to write this post about the process. Why? It amazes me how many conversations I have with friends and I hear them say “My printer was acting up today and I really needed to get that contract signed.” I usually say, “Why […]
  • Great Gift Ideas for Every Occasion From @BestBuy

    15 Aug 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Whenever someone asks me what I want as a gift my mind first goes, “Hmmm…. is there a new gadget that I want?” I’m a simple creature. I love gadgets (obviously), shoes, watches, and jewelry. I think the same way when buying a gift for someone else. I would much rather get someone a gift […]
  • Never Miss a Back to School Photo with #SanDisk Memory from @BestBuy

    15 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    For some of us our children may have started school in the past week. For others we have 3 weeks or so left (thank goodness).And with that comes pictures…. lot of pictures. This week on Facebook I’ve seen several cute pictures of kids returning on the first day of school. You know how it is. It […]
  • 5 Free Online Tools For Creating Great Infographics

    11 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    People are visual creatures. We are in an age where if something does not look interesting it is neither read nor understood. This is especially true on the internet. If something does not immediately catch our eye we are not likely to click on it. If a website is not appealing we may leave. And […]
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  • Cops in North Dakota can now arm Drones with tasers and tear gas

    Yoni Heisler
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    The idea of weaponized drones might sound like something you'd see in a sci-fi movie, but you might end up seeing it in the real world before you know it. Following the passage of a new bill in North Dakota, police in that state now have the green light to launch and use drones armed with a variety of non-lethal weapons, including rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, and tasers. Continue reading...
  • Turn one car charger port into three charger ports for $7 with this Amazon deal

    Maren Estrada, BGR Deals Team
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    Why is it that every single time you're in the car and you need to charge your phone, at least one passenger in your car also has to charge his or her phone? Every. Single. Time. You always want to be a generous host and offer up your car charger plug, but sometimes your phone is running on empty and you have no choice but to refuse. Now, you can charge not one, not two, but three devices in your car at once using this tiny device from Amazon, which is currently on sale for 79% off list. Continue reading...
  • This map shows your state's most embarrassing Google searches (you HAVE to see this)

    Brad Reed
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Every state in the U.S. has its own unique culture, which also means it has its own unique Google searches. Real estate search site Estately recently dove into Google search data and came up with some common search items in each state that it deemed embarrassing. As you can see in the map above, people in Massachusetts have been searching a lot for "deflated balls" recently thanks to the alleged antics of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, while people in Tennessee seem to really want to know whether Bigfoot is real. Continue reading...
  • Leaked photo of iPhone 6s Plus retail box brings one potential reason to worry

    Chris Smith
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to be announced on September 9th, during a yet-to-be-confirmed Apple media event that should already be in the works. Meanwhile, the constant stream of iPhone 6s leaks keep pumping out more rumors, with some more believable than others. A photo of a supposed retail box for the iPhone 6s Plus was taken somewhere in China recently, and it might bring some details that iPhone users won't appreciate: the new iPhones might have smaller batteries than their predecessors. Continue reading...
  • iPhone 6s is ready for primetime: Apple sends invites to September 9 event

    Jacob Siegal
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:21 am
    It's official: Apple will be holding its next big media event on September 9th, presumably to unveil the iPhone 6s as well as a host of other devices. Invites were sent out just minutes ago with the line "Hey Siri, give us a hint" situated below a picture of the Apple logo. Continue reading...
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    Future of Privacy

  • Call for Papers: Beyond IRBs

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    CALL FOR PAPERS Beyond IRBs: Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research In the age of Big Data, innovative uses of information are continuously emerging in a wide variety of contexts. Increasingly, researchers at companies, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions use individuals’ personal data as raw material for analysis and research. For research on […]
  • 2015 National Student Privacy Symposium

    18 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM, DATA QUALITY CAMPAIGN TO HOST 2015 NATIONAL STUDENT PRIVACY SYMPOSIUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2015  Leading Education & Privacy Experts to Discuss, Explore the Benefits and Risks of Student Data and Technology in Schools WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2105 – As students, parents, teachers and school administrators gear […]
  • Beyond the Common Rule: IRBs for Big Data and Beyond?

    9 Aug 2015 | 6:32 pm
    In the wake of last year’s news about the Facebook “emotional contagion” study and subsequent public debate about the role of A/B Testing and ethical concerns around the use of Big Data, FPF Senior Fellow Omer Tene participated in a December symposum on corporate consumer research hosted by Silicon Flatirons. This past month, the Colorado Technology […]
  • Student Data and De-Identification

    Brenda Leong
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    Today, FPF has released its newest paper, Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA.  Prepared in partnership with Reg Leichty of Foresight Law + Policy, this paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, […]
  • Quick Security Tips for Vendors

    Brenda Leong
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    As part of our on-going support to vendors, especially start-ups and small business providers in the ed tech market, we have recently published our “Quick Security Tips for Vendors” on FERPA|Sherpa.  This tool, a companion to our “Quick Privacy Tips for Vendors,” is designed to provide a simple baseline of security principles and practices as […]
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  • How the Apple Watch Has Changed My Behavior for the Better

    Hilton Lipschitz
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    I have the nerd watch, the 42mm Space Gray Aluminum with the Black Sport Band. It was ordered at launch and arrived late. I have been wearing and using it every day since. The Apple Watch is a perfectly good watch for doing watch-like things, like telling the time. But if you view it as a wrist computer, one that has had a real impact on how one acts and behaves, it is something uniquely special. And it has changed my behavior patterns, without me knowing about it, for the better. Let’s start with the initial time-checking glance itself. In my case I have the rings, the temperature, the…
  • The Productive Mac Mindset

    Hilton Lipschitz
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:42 am
    I have been using a set of productivity enhancement tools on my Mac for so long now that the standard, out-of-box OS X user experience seems challenging, crawling, cumbersome and somewhat convoluted. So much so that it has become frustrating for me to use another person’s Mac. In this post, I intend to outline how the limited set of productivity tools I use give me “ludicrous speed”. Note that I have invested the time to learn these tools and to create the productivity shortcuts they provide. Maybe it will help you with ideas to be more productive too. Keyboard Maestro…
  • C++11 on CentOS 6.6

    Hilton Lipschitz
    9 Aug 2015 | 3:07 pm
    As mentioned in previous articles, I write a lot of C++11 code on OS X but deploy it on CentOS Linux 6.6 servers. But CentOS 6.6 does not contain a C++11 development environment by default. Here’s how to set one up. Install a C++11 Compiler We need to get the repo files for DevTools2, a Red Hat package that contains a supported C++11 compiler. As root, run the following command to retrieve the repo file: wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/devtools-2.repo Then install the compiler and support tools: yum install devtoolset-2-gcc…
  • In the Press: This Week's Hedge Fund Alert

    Hilton Lipschitz
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    I’m quoted in Hedge Fund Alert, Aug 5, 2015, reproduced without permission. Muni-Bond Firm in Growth Mode Municipal-bond investor Maritime Capital is adding staff and developing its own trading technology amid a sharp increase in assets under management. The New York firm, whose assets ballooned from $150 million to $325 million in the past six months, hired Jarret Roth from Bank of America last month as head of strategy and risk management. His arrival coincided with the launch of an execution-management system Maritime built in-house after outgrowing vendor-supplied software it had…
  • Simple C++: From Makefiles to Xcode Builds

    Hilton Lipschitz
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    This post will present a step-by-step process to convert C++/C++11 Makefile-based projects to Xcode build tools. I use it all the time to set up, convert, build and debug Unix/Linux executables that I develop on my Macintosh. Context and Benefits I write a lot of concurrent, complex, real-time C++11 code these days using my Macintosh. I prefer the look, feel, tools and services that the Macintosh and its ecosystem provides. But the applications I build all run on Linux CentOS 6.6 Servers. I could do this development on a Linux desktop, as a lot of people do. The tools exist and the Linux…
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  • How to install Windows 10 Manually

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    Windows 10 is finally here and it is the best version of operating system. It has combination of good things of Windows 7 and Windows 8. I know you cant wait any more go get window 10 and automatic update is taking time to update your copy of windows.So here is how you can update Windows 10 manually. Yes manually!, without waiting for Windows 10 app to update it automatically.Windows 10 is free for anyone running the latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on their laptop, desktop or tablet computerIf you want to see the requirements for windows 10 and any other questions then…
  • Working of CSP - Linear Fresnel Reflectors.

    1 Aug 2012 | 8:53 am
    Continuing in our CSP series, we are going to understand how Linear Fresnel Reflectors work.Before going to parabolic trough, let’s understand the principle of CSP.The receiver receives heat from sun light. This heat is gathered in oil or other heat medium which further converts water into steam. This steam is used to run steam turbine which produces electricity.As shown in the image, the reflectors which are flat are concentrated towards a pipe which is filled of oil (Heat conducting material). This pipe is a heat receiver. These reflectors track sun all the day so that they can…
  • Working of CSP - Dish Engine.

    12 Jul 2012 | 8:55 am
    Continuing in our CSP series, let’s understand how dish antenna works.Before going to parabolic trough, let’s understand the principle of CSP.The receiver receives heat from sun light. This heat is gathered in oil or other heat medium which further converts water into steam. This steam is used to run steam turbine which produces electricity.Source : The working of dish engine is slightly different from Parabolic Trough and Power Tower. Parabolic Trough and Power Tower used steam turbine to produce electricity whereas Dish Engine uses external combustion engine to produce…
  • Working of CSP - Power Tower

    11 Jul 2012 | 7:22 am
    Continuing in our CSP series, we are going to understand how power tower works.Before going to parabolic trough, let’s understand the principle of CSP.The receiver receives heat from sun light. This heat is gathered in oil or other heat medium which further converts water into steam. This steam is used to run steam turbine which produces electricity.Source : solareis.anl.govAs shown in the figure the reflectors which are known as heliostats reflects and focuses sun light to a tower. This tower is a heat receiver. These heliostats track sun all the day so that they can focus maximum sun…
  • Working of CSP - Parabolic Trough

    10 Jul 2012 | 11:03 am
    As concentrating solar power technology is developing day by day, here is an explanation how parabolic trough works.Before going to parabolic trough, let’s understand the principle of CSP.The receiver receives heat from sun light. This heat is gathered in oil or other heat medium which further converts water into steam. This steam is used to run steam turbine which produces electricity. As you can see in the image the parabolic concentrator concentrates heat into the pipe which is filled with oil. These concentrators are made of mirrors. Concentrator tracks sun all the day so that they can…
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  • Demartek Presentations from the Flash Memory Summit 2015 Are Available for Download

    17 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dennis Martin’s presentations from the Flash Memory Summit 2015 are available for download. This includes session 104-C “How Flash Storage Performs on Real Applications” and his Storage Valley Supper Club presentation “Enterprise Flash Storage Demands Faster Interfaces.”
  • Demartek Evaluation - Improving SQL Server Database Performance with Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4824 Flash Upgrades

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4824 storage array delivers enterprise-class storage at a cost that may be attractive to small and medium businesses. These arrays can offer improved performance by replacing some hard disk drives (HDD) with solid state drives (SSD) for read caching or performance tiering. Dot Hill commissioned Demartek to evaluate the performance of a Microsoft SQL Server database workload on the AssuredSAN 4824 Fibre Channel array in an all-HDD configuration and then repeat the workload with the SSD read caching and SSD performance tiering options installed and configured.
  • Demartek Comments: Deleting Files with Long File Names

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    A friend recently mentioned that he was having trouble deleting a file with a long file name on a Microsoft Windows system. He tried several options, including PowerShell, Windows Explorer and others, but was not able to delete the file. I replied that I have seen that problem here at Demartek. Here is the solution...
  • Demartek Evaluates HP ProLiant Gen8 vs Gen9 Server Blades

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    HP commissioned Demartek to compare Gen8 and Gen9 performance of their HP ProLiant BL460c Server Blades using a Data Warehousing workload. The Gen9 Server Blades take advantage of the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, DDR4 Smart Memory, and improved Virtual Connect FlexFabric 20Gb.
  • Demartek Updates its Storage Interface Comparison Reference Page

    8 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    Demartek updates its popular Storage Interface Comparison reference page with new information for Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, PCIe, SAS, SATA, and Thunderbolt 3.
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  • How to Set up User Accounts in Windows 10 and Manage Them

    Adeline Gear
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:58 am
    If you’ve been using Windows 8, you are most likely familiar with different user accounts types. In short, a user account is your digital identity when you sign into a PC. In Windows 10, you can sign in with a Microsoft account to sync your settings, apps, pictures, documents and other stuff across PCs, mobile […] The post How to Set up User Accounts in Windows 10 and Manage Them appeared first on The App Times.
  • Top 10 Apps for Drug Addiction Information and Recovery

    Adeline Gear
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Do you know someone who has a problem with alcohol or drugs? Perhaps you’ve finally admitted to yourself that you need help with a potential addiction. No matter who you are trying to help, yourself or a family member or friend, it can be difficult to understand what someone is going through. Recovering from drug […] The post Top 10 Apps for Drug Addiction Information and Recovery appeared first on The App Times.
  • Exploring the Privacy Settings in Windows 10

    Adeline Gear
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Windows 10 has received a lot of positive reviews from users the world over, but there have also been plenty of concerns over privacy settings. While many experts believe that the privacy concerns are for the most part overblown, the perception that something’s not right is constantly playing in the minds of a lot of […] The post Exploring the Privacy Settings in Windows 10 appeared first on The App Times.
  • How to Enable Cortana in Windows 10 in a Non Supported Country

    Adeline Gear
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:41 pm
    One of the coolest features of Microsoft's latest Windows 10 operating system is the personal virtual assistant Cortana. Unfortunately, not everyone who upgrades to Windows 10 gets a chance to check out Cortana. Currently only users in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and China have Cortana enabled on upgrade. Although Microsoft […] The post How to Enable Cortana in Windows 10 in a Non Supported Country appeared first on The App Times.
  • How to Customize the Action Center in Windows 10

    Adeline Gear
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
    The Action Center in Windows 10 is designed to notify you about security updates and maintenance tasks that need immediate attention to keep your PC running smoothly. Although the Action Center has been around for a while, it looks dramatically different and quite attractive in Windows 10.You can access the Action Center by clicking the […] The post How to Customize the Action Center in Windows 10 appeared first on The App Times.
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  • Apple Pay aims at food trucks with new mobile payment device

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    While San Francisco has recently been rightfully recognized as America's number one food city, it's still known (for better or worse) as a leader in the tech industry. Which is, of course, a double-edged sword— who else will can pay for these $200+ tasting menus popping up around town? Continue reading…
  • Chrome is getting more aggressive about silencing autoplay videos

    Russell Brandom
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    Chrome is getting more aggressive about that least popular web feature: autoplay video. A new post from engineer François Beaufort laid out Chrome's new approach, which will block playback as long as a given autoplay video is in a background tab. The browser will still load the video as soon as the tab is opened, but it won't start it until you visit the page itself, hopefully preventing the usual surprise when a late-loading video starts up in the background. Under the new setup, that video won't play until you click back to the relevant tab. Notably, Chrome still isn't asking user…
  • Sea levels are rising and show no signs of stopping

    Kwame Opam
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Sea level rise due to warming oceans and melting ice is by now unavoidable. According to new NASA research released this week, sea levels have risen an average of almost 3 inches since 1992. At that pace, oceans will have risen by 3 feet by the end of the century — and it may get worse with time. "We are locked into at least 3 feet of sea level rise." "Given what we know now about how the ocean expands as it warms and how ice sheets and glaciers are adding water to the seas," explained Steve Nerem, lead of NASA's new Sea Level Change Team, "it’s pretty certain we are locked into at least…
  • Watch John Boyega wield a lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Bryan Bishop
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming this December, but other than a glimpse of Kylo Ren last year there's been little footage of lightsabers in action. That's changing today with our first glimpse of a new character wielding one of the brilliant laser swords: John Boyega's Finn (you can watch it below). In a brief promo clip posted on the Star Wars Instagram account, Boyega squares off opposite Adam Driver's Ren. He's wielding a blue blade, and while the precise origins of the weapon aren't clear we can get a pretty good idea by looking at what materials have already been released about…
  • Facebook says it’s finally ready to start cracking down on video pirates

    Recode Staff
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    A year after it started making a big push into video, Facebook is acknowledging it has a video piracy problem. And it says it’s going to start fixing it. Continue reading…
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  • Google's recruitment process is straight from Ex Machina

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    (Image Credit: Universal Studios) Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, created another masterpiece in his 'Ex Machina' film which follows a young coder being recruited by the world's largest internet firm. In reality, we all know the fictional company featured would be Google.  It turns out, Google is now recruiting some coders in the same way as the company in Garland's movie. A new hire, Max Rosett, reports that he never applied for a job at Google but the company reached out to him after regularly using the search engine to find answers for complex…
  • Research: State of Mobile Development

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/fototeller) Telerik, a Progress company, released the results of their "State of Mobile Development" study this morning which highlights some interesting trends in the world of application development taken from 3,000 respondents consisting of developers (49%), CEOs/owners (14%), architects (14%), IT professionals (8%), CTOs (6%) and others.  One of the most stand-out and surprising findings of their research is that 57% of developers have never built a mobile app; despite many companies now operating a "mobile-first" strategy. 47% of…
  • Why Gartner’s hype cycle matters to companies and developers

    19 Aug 2015 | 4:24 pm
    (c) “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” - Wayne Gretzky  Whilst this may be one of the most rehashed quotes for businesses who see themselves as innovative, especially after Steve Jobs used it, it’s an idea that can set innovative companies apart from the laggards. To be seen not only as an innovator, but also as a market leader, companies need to always look at where the World is going to be, not where it has been. Based on more than 2,000 technologies, Gartner’s hype cycle is designed to help businesses understand…
  • Mozilla Webmaker addresses local content shortage

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Gawrav Sinha The web is vast, but it doesn't yet represent everyone. Mozilla is on a mission to change this underrepresentation of some communities with the launch of their 'Webmaker' tool which aims to address "the lack of local content in mobile-first markets."  Developed after extensive research (PDF) into how people use technology in emerging smartphone markets such as Bangladesh, Kenya, and India, Mozilla found that people in these areas weren't producing content and therefore experiencing just a "read-only" version of the web through just…
  • Google reveals Android 6.0 as Marshmallow: What developers can do from here

    17 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) McDonald Google has introduced the official Android 6.0 SDK as well as the final preview of Android M, now known as Marshmallow. The name reveal, following Lollipop and KitKat, was described by Android product manager Jamal Eason. “Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten centre, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows?” he wrote in a blog post. Nomenclature aside, however, the majority of new features since the launch of the M Developer Preview at Google I/O, which this publication covered in…
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  • Enterprise tablet adoption just waiting to take off, analyst claims

    26 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) In January this year, this correspondent wrote: “If there’s a company at the moment which is changing the face of tablet computing in the enterprise, it’s Microsoft.” Now a report from Strategy Analytics argues the iPad Pro will launch into a surge of enterprise tablet growth – thanks in no small part to the groundwork Microsoft has done with the Surface Pro 3. The report, written by Strategy analyst Eric Smith, argues larger screen sizes are becoming de rigeur thanks to the Surface Pro 3, along with two-in-one detachable tablets from…
  • Millennial workforce increasingly frustrated by company-issued collaboration tools

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    (c) More and more workers understand the benefits of collaboration tools in the enterprise – but continue to be thwarted by the tools at their disposal. That’s the key finding from survey data released by Alfresco Software, which notes a distinct generational gap in terms of how employees like to get their work done. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than in terms of company-issued collaboration tools; 71% of millennials face challenges with the software, compared to 45% of the baby boomer generation. As a result, the report reveals what many already know…
  • The common lie of ubiquitous mobile coverage for enterprise apps

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    (c) I have a lot of trouble spelling ubiquitous, but it is a great word and worth the trouble – it means found everywhere. So my proposition is that the universally held truth that mobile coverage is everywhere is indeed a bold lie, but such a good lie that it is rarely challenged. The corollary of this lie is that enterprise mobile apps can be based on web technology and that their resulting dependence on coverage is not an issue. In truth, mobile coverage has improved dramatically in the past five years, with mobile voice and data becoming the cash cow of the…
  • The empire strikes back: Microsoft’s mobile strategy - will Cortana usurp Google Now?

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    (c) I was interested recently to see that Microsoft’s Cortana personal assistant can replace Google Now in Android beta test versions. Google originally created Android as a defensive move so that it couldn’t be frozen out of mobile by Apple or Microsoft, so while today this sounds like a hobbyist project, the possibility of Microsoft replacing Google services in Android shouldn’t be dismissed lightly. The world has moved on from the days when Google was afraid of Windows Mobile, but with Microsoft having mostly abandoned its previous mobile strategy and…
  • Canada privacy commissioner issues BYOD warning for businesses

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (c) Updated The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, alongside the equivalents for the states of British Columbia and Alberta, have issued a document offering guidance for companies looking to implement BYOD programs. Citing “an increased blurring of the lines between professional and personal lives” and “employee concerns that privacy is at risk”, the 16 page missive goes through the various stages of rollout, from getting senior management onside, to privacy impact and threat risk assessments, and testing and enforcing policy. The majority…
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  • Perkins Loan Interest Rate

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Student Loans Without Cosigner Reviews Extra Federal Loan For Strapped College And Grad Students Set To Disappear – Forbes Extra Federal Loan For Strapped College And Grad Students Set To DisappearForbesIn the total scheme of federal assistance for higher education, the Perkins Loan program is small stuff–about $1.2 billion in new Perkins loans were made for the 2013-14 school year, a fraction of the $100 billion in new loans Uncle Sam extended. But …… The post Perkins Loan Interest Rate appeared first on My Blog.
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    20 Aug 2015 | 3:16 am
    Private Student Loans Without a Cosigner Blackpool and Scunthorpe United lead the way, Sheffield United playing catch … – Scunthorpe Telegraph Scunthorpe TelegraphBlackpool and Scunthorpe United lead the way, Sheffield United playing catch …Scunthorpe TelegraphBURTON ALBION (7): Callum Reilly (Birmingham City, free), Calum Butcher (Dundee United, free), Darius Charles (Stevenage, free), Tom Naylor (Derby County, free), Kelvin Maynard (free), Mark Duffy (Birmingham City, loan), Timmy Thiele (Borussia …and more »… The…
  • Sign My Perkins Loan

    10 Aug 2015 | 11:16 pm
    How to apply for no cosigner student loan At White House summit, tech entrepreneurs talk of sexism and racial bias – Yahoo Politics Yahoo PoliticsAt White House summit, tech entrepreneurs talk of sexism and racial biasYahoo PoliticsObama meets with Tony Aguilar of Student Loan Genius, a startup based in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP). On Wednesday afternoon, a group of two dozen innovators gathered for an unorthodox kind of demo day. Rather than present their …and more » Search for loan without collateral (søk lån uten sikkerhet) here.
  • Student Loans for People With Bad Credit

    6 Aug 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Student Loans Without Collateral (Lån Uten Sikkerhet) : How to Get Student Loans for People With Bad Credit? Sen. Gary Peters: Guarantee students a second chance after loan default – Lansing State Journal Lansing State JournalSen. Gary Peters: Guarantee students a second chance after loan defaultLansing State JournalFor young people just getting started in today’s world, bad credit can permanently damage their financial future. A bad credit report because of student loan default can make it harder to get a job, rent an apartment or buy a car for years. This has …The…
  • FAFSA Student Loans

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Types of College Loans Without Collateral “Lån Uten Sikkerhet” & What You Should Know Before You … 5 Myths About College Financial Aid – USA TODAY College5 Myths About College Financial AidMorningstar.comMost people don’t like to think of loans as a form of financial aid, but the fact of the matter is that federal and private loans are a form of financial assistance, without which many students would not be able to attend college. In fact, about one …Universities pushing students to complete FAFSAUSA TODAY CollegeAs March 1 financial…
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  • Enterprise Data Protection for Added Online Security

    Yoel Knoll
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  The subject of online data security is one that has been in the news very much in the past few years, with high profile companies and organisations being subject to data leaks thanks to hackers and internal data leakage. No matter the size or scope of your business you need to ensure that your data… The post Enterprise Data Protection for Added Online Security first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • How Can You Get Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go?

    Steven Scheck
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  Nowadays we almost always need Wi-Fi. We need it for our tablets, phone, and computers to remain connected with friends, family and often, office. Personal Wi-Fi is quite expensive and finding it can be troublesome if you don’t know where to look. Though we still don’t have a cloud of Wi-Fi covering our planet, you… The post How Can You Get Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go? first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • Considering the Database Development Process

    John Wallis
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  In business terms a database is an essential and useful tool, one that can be used for many purposes. There are some extremely sophisticated database software packages that can be used to develop very impressive database systems that can greatly benefit a business. One area you need to understand is the database development process, which… The post Considering the Database Development Process first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • Data Classification Solutions for all Businesses

    Yoel Knoll
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  How much potentially sensitive data is stored or in use at any one time throughout your business systems? Take a moment to think about: it’s a lot, yes? Furthermore, how many people have access to such data, and are there some who may be able to access data that is not of relevance to them?… The post Data Classification Solutions for all Businesses first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • The Benefits of Drone Live Broadcasting

    Hadas Amir
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  In recent years you may have noticed that more and more broadcasters are choosing to use high quality drones for aerial broadcasting. This makes a lot of sense: getting a helicopter airborne is notoriously expensive and requires a pilot, while drone live broadcasting uses a relatively new and affordable type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)… The post The Benefits of Drone Live Broadcasting first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
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  • Real Ventures raises $89 million for “a more national fund”

    Douglas Soltys
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    The Globe and Mail is reporting that VC firm Real Ventures has raised $89 million for its third fund. Real Ventures Fund III was led by investments from the McConnell Foundation of Montreal, and the Government of Canada, through the Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP) program. The fund will be co-managed by Janet Bannister, a General Partner at Real Ventures, who says that Fund III has a mandate to invest across Canada, specifically in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor. “Fund III represents a very different focus,” Bannister told The Globe and Mail. “It’s our step out to become a more…
  • Female Funders launches with mission to create 1000 new female angel investors

    Douglas Soltys
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    Katherine Hague has a strong connection with angel investment. The entrepreneur began angel investing after selling her company ShopLocket to PCH at the young age of 23, but it was also the impetus for getting the company off the ground in the first place. “My entire journey, from building ShopLocket, raising money, and then selling it, wouldn’t have been possible without Heather Payne, who started Ladies Learning Code and HackerYou, who was my first angel investor,” Hague said in an interview with BetaKit, the audio of which can be heard below. But Heather Payne aside, when Hague…
  • OMERS snapshot shows how much Canadian FinTech sector has grown in six months

    Douglas Soltys
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    As part of the MaRS FinTech cluster launch in February, Toronto-based VC firm Information Venture Partners released an infographic highlighting the growing momentum of the sector in Canada. Along with other surprising facts, IVP noted over 50 different FinTech startups across the nation. What a difference six months makes. Today, Canadian VC giant OMERS Ventures released a similar infographic, tracking 89 different Canadian FinTech startups from Vancouver to St. John’s, essentially a 40 per cent increase. OMERS also noted that these 89 companies have attracted over $1 billion in capital…
  • Hurrier expanding food delivery to Montreal and Vancouver this fall

    Douglas Soltys
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Toronto-based Hurrier, an online bike delivery startup that transports fresh eats on demand from top restaurants, announced its intentions today to expand outside of the GTA. The startup will officially launch delivery services in Montreal this September and Vancouver in October. “We’re eager to give Montreal and Vancouver residents the same choice of their city’s best local restaurants, and excellent and fast meal delivery that we’ve been offering Torontonians for nearly three years,” said Hurrier founder Adam Hasham. Operating out of Toronto for the last three years, the…
  • Best Buy hosting wearable tech expo & fashion show in Toronto next month

    Douglas Soltys
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:58 am
    On Tuesday, September 8, Best Buy will showcase a variety of wearable devices at Yonge-Dundas Square as part of the first-ever Life & Tech Expo.   The event, which is scheduled to last from noon to 8 p.m. that Tuesday, is free to members of the public and will include a variety of exhibits. One of the more interesting exhibits promises to be the HTC Vive truck. For the first time, Canadians will be able to experience using the Valve and HTC co-developed virtual reality headset, which we covered at Mobile World Congress in March. The event will also feature a number of athletes,…
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  • Security for the IoT is on Symantec's mind

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/iStockFinland) Earlier this month, we posted a piece on a sister publication which suggested that "security is not in mind" when it comes to the IoT. The article was in reference to yet another hack of a connected vehicle, a Corvette, following the high-profile hack of a Jeep in July.  As we give devices an online presence, it's clear that security needs to be paramount as these machines learn more about us and help to automate mundane tasks. Until now it seems that security when it comes to the IoT has not been given the…
  • G.Fast broadband technology speeds into field trials

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/eelnosiva) A promising new ultrafast broadband technology which uses existing copper infrastructure has entered field trials in the UK and could deliver speeds up to 330 Mbps at launch, with up to 500 Mbps possible "within a decade" as it becomes more developed.  The exciting technology, dubbed G.Fast, has entered a field trial in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Two thousand homes and businesses are expected to benefit from BT's pioneering trial in the coming weeks and, if successful, it will expand to further trials in Gosforth,…
  • Intel goes for 5G and IoT in latest strategic play

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:22 pm
    (c) Intel has elaborated on its plans to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G in its future roadmap – ‘from device to data centre’. At its recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the tech giant announced it would collaborate with equipment and device manufacturers NTT DOCOMO, Nokia, and SK Telecom, alongside academic institutions to “accelerate 5G standards development and solve key technical challenges.” With this in mind Intel also announced the Intel Network Builders Fast Track, the purpose of which – accelerating innovation…
  • Smart Cities: Reviewing what makes a city smart

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Maxiphoto) Smart Cities are no longer a promise of the future but an increasing priority for local, regional and countrywide governments and a flourishing business area for technological firms and CSPs with interests in the IoT market. The European Union is so far the part of the world where more efforts have been made to develop smart cities. At the same time, we find a higher degree of scrutiny and follow-up of how well they rank and abide to predefined European standards. Despite being a conglomerate of various countries with different legislations, areas that…
  • BT merger with EE appears to gain Ofcom support

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/LaraBelova) Back in February, BT announced its plan to acquire EE in a move which has caused fierce debate between industry watchers and various regulatory bodies. Opponents to the merger primarily highlight the monopolising share of spectrum the combined giants will have.  As you can see from the graph below, EE benefits from more spectrum allocated to its business than any other mobile provider in the market. Adding BT's allocation – in the event of an acquisition – places the company in a position to offer more…
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  • How to Configure FTP Server in Linux RHEL 6

    18 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    In this post i will show how to install Very Secure FTP (Vsftpd) and how to configure ftp server in linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6). Vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast and it is stable. As an example I will install… The post How to Configure FTP Server in Linux RHEL 6 appeared first on eHow Stuff : Linux, Tips, Howto Guides.
  • How to Install FTP Server Linux using ProFTPd

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    Proftpd is one of the most popular FTP server, secure and reliable for the Linux operating system. Proftpd using a single configuration file and it is very easy to set up. The purpose of this article is to show you how easy it is to install FTP Server Linux ProFTPd server in CentOS 6 Linux.… The post How to Install FTP Server Linux using ProFTPd appeared first on eHow Stuff : Linux, Tips, Howto Guides.
  • How to Install Linux FTP Server using Vsftpd

    17 Aug 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Vsftpd stands for Very Secure FTP Daemon. Vsftpd is not just another popular Unix / Linux FTP Server, but vsftpd delivering outstanding performance by taking less memory. It is running under xinetd and allows you run one process less because xinetd is shared among various other small services. For those webmasters or blogger who intend… The post How to Install Linux FTP Server using Vsftpd appeared first on eHow Stuff : Linux, Tips, Howto Guides.
  • How to a Add and Remove User Account on RHEL 6/7, CentOS 6/7, Oracle Linux 6/7

    12 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    This article will explain and share how to add and remove user account with useradd(add) and userdel (remove) from the command-line on linux RHEL 6/7, CentOS 6/7, Oracle Linux 6/7 server. 1. Adding a New User to an Linux System. a) Get the useradd manual : # man useradd useradd - create a new user or… The post How to a Add and Remove User Account on RHEL 6/7, CentOS 6/7, Oracle Linux 6/7 appeared first on eHow Stuff : Linux, Tips, Howto Guides.
  • How to Increase Upload File Size Limit on PHP

    12 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Q. When you try to update the blog post in WordPress or any php application, you might notice that the application such as WordPress has a prohibitive maximum file size for uploads. How to increase this limit in PHP ? A. These options can be set in php.ini configuration file, this configuration apply to all… The post How to Increase Upload File Size Limit on PHP appeared first on eHow Stuff : Linux, Tips, Howto Guides.
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  • 10 Cool upcoming games for Xbox 360 in 2015

    Jane Sheeba
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    If you have the Xbox 360 console and are bored to death with your current games, it is time for a change. There is a huge list of cool video games that are upcoming this year and into 2016. While there are many complete lists of upcoming games for Xbox 360, in this post I share 10 cool ones! Feel free to go through the trailers so you have an idea about what to expect from the games and what you can experience. Let’s get started. #1 Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Star wars characters have been introduced into the game (and also the use of Lightsabers). Even though the game’s mechanics are…
  • Windows 10 is here: Free upgrade, Features, Pros, Cons and Uses

    Jane Sheeba
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    So Microsoft has officially launched Windows 10! Is that something you’ll be excited about? Let’s find out. First of all the new version of the OS will be available as a “free” upgrade for current Windows users who have a genuine copy of the OS – in particular, for users running Windows 7 and 8.1; and also for Windows phone 8.1. However in order to avail this free update, users should upgrade within the first year of launch. If a user fails to upgrade within the first year, he/she will have to pay $119 (approximately Rs. 8000) for the Home version of Windows 10 and $199 for the…
  • 15 Free alarm clock apps for your Android phone

    Jane Sheeba
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Every one has got a busy day these days. We all have commitments. We have kids to get ready to school. We have school/college assignments to submit. We have corporate meetings to attend. We have lunch boxes to pack. And much more. No matter if you are a night owl or a morning person, you still need a good alarm to wake you up. If you have an Android phone, here are 15 alarm clock apps to choose from. Following my last post on the best pedometer apps for Android and iPhone, it occurred to me that I should prepare a list of the nice alarm clock apps for Android phones. After all everyone wants…
  • Choose the best pedometer app for your Android or iPhone

    Jane Sheeba
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Smartphones are really a blessing (and a curse too!). Earlier we used our (mobile/cell) phones to make calls and that was it. But now smartphones are named aptly and the things they can do are increasing every day. We see new apps popping up to do just about anything. Things that used to be “impossible” have now become possible by smartphones and it is great to have these little wonders right in our hands. Smartphones have opened the windows to the outside world and has made the world and its vast knowledge so very small so those can fit into our hands. Right from helping with cooking,…
  • The Impact of Tech on Payment Solutions

    Jane Sheeba
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Neither buyer nor seller has the time to be messing around with payments. Once a deal has been agreed, whether you’re simply buying a coffee from a stand, or organising the takeover of a multi-million pound business, you want the payment to go through quickly and easily. It’s no surprise then, that with every generation of technology, we’ve looked to make processing payments that bit better for everyone. The advent of the internet was one of the first major changes in a long time – being able to bank online has meant that things like cheques are almost a thing of the past. It…
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  • AMD’s compact yet beastly Radeon R9 Nano goes official, costs $649

    Babu Mohan
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    AMD finally announced its ‘one of a kind’ compact high-end graphics card the Radeon R9 Nano today. The R9 Nano is the most powerful mini-ITX graphics card yet and is designed to enable 4K gaming. The Radeon R9 Nano is the third “Fiji” based card from AMD, first unveiled at E3 2015 earlier this year... Read More The post AMD’s compact yet beastly Radeon R9 Nano goes official, costs $649 appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • Acer goes after budget US mobile consumers with Liquid Jade Z and Liquid Z410

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    4G LTE-capable and 64-bit quad-core-powered, the two handhelds aren’t half bad for the prices they’re sold at, even if they run aging Android 4.4 KitKat builds. It’s not every day that we see Acer, a company mainly associated with PC production, pushing for smartphone spotlight stateside. So, even if the Liquid Jade Z (Jay Z?)... Read More The post Acer goes after budget US mobile consumers with Liquid Jade Z and Liquid Z410 appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • Some additional details about the new iPhones revealed

    Adrian Fonseca
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    By a China Mobile official, apparently. iPhone fans just can’t get enough of all of the rumors and leaks that are circulating these days, providing sketchy information of what to expect from the new iPhones that Apple is likely to unveil next month. Most part and component leaks seem to originate from China and that’s because... Read More The post Some additional details about the new iPhones revealed appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • Amazon doesn’t want to play with ‘Fire’ anymore, ‘curtails’ hardware projects

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Disheartened by the catastrophic Fire Phone bust, the e-tail specialist may have abandoned its previously confirmed sequel, as well as several other consumer devices. It’s not easy to determine the exact financial losses of Amazon caused by no doubt costly Fire Phone R&D, and the 3D handheld’s innate inability to sell, no matter how low... Read More The post Amazon doesn’t want to play with ‘Fire’ anymore, ‘curtails’ hardware projects appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • Increased Apple Watch demand makes Best Buy ramp up availability

    Adrian Fonseca
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    The retailer is selling them like hot cakes. Apple Watch was released in a very controlled way, the company had a tight grip over the reservation process as well as the online and in-store sales experience. It made sense for the company to step with caution considering the fact that this is its first smartwatch... Read More The post Increased Apple Watch demand makes Best Buy ramp up availability appeared first on VR-Zone.
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  • Video: Speck CandyShell Fit Apple Watch Case Review (In 4K)

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    So you spent somewhere between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand dollars on a new Apple Watch. You probably want to do everything you can to protect your investment from getting scratched cracked. That’s where the Speck CandyShell Fit Watch Case comes in. Now let’s get something out of the way right away: […]
  • I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This: Outlook is the Best Email App for iPhone!

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Over the years I’ve tried many different email apps on my iPhones. Apple’s default Mail app (of course), Mailbox by Dropbox, Google’s Gmail and Inbox and, most recently (and often), Boxer. Between these apps there has never been a clear winner in my mind. Until I found… Microsoft Outlook. I know, I know, Outlooks is […]
  • Top 5 Benefits of Having a Wallet Case for Your iPhone

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Smartphones have become a second self. We use them to communicate, play games, work, listen to music, and pretty much everything else. Unfortunately, they just keep getting bigger and bigger. But for those who don’t want to carry a bag everywhere, there is hope. An iphone wallet case can be a great way to streamline […]
  • The 4 Best Ways To Find The Best (New & Old) Movies On Netflix Right Now

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    Netflix; love it or hate it, it’s become a staple of our modern age. But for the enormous amount of content available to stream on Netflix, it’s can still be surprisingly hard to find something you’re actually in the mood to watch right now. If you’re like me, your Netflix list is long (I think […]
  • Video: Logitech MX Master Mouse Review (In 4K)

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    The MX Master mouse from Logitech is a wireless mouse that’s made for power users. People who hate limits and like to customize. I’m going to start off with my personal favorite feature of this mouse: it’s darkfield laser tracking. In English this means the mouse works on just about any surface — even glass. That’s […]
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    Managed File Transfer Tips

  • Linoma Software Ranks Among Top Companies on the Inc. 5000 List

    Justin Phipps
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    For the third year in a row, Linoma Software is proud to announce that we were the recipient of the Inc. 5000 award as one of the fastest-growing private companies among America’s independent entrepreneurs.  Linoma Software joins 24 high growth companies in Nebraska and is the only software company ranked in the state. “The story […]
  • Do Your Homework When Choosing a Managed File Transfer Solution

    Justin Phipps
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Linoma Software emerged as an early pioneer in MFT (managed file transfer).  Starting in 2002 with a solution for automating and managing file transfers, capabilities soon expanded to support encryption standards to help organizations protect sensitive and confidential data. Companies of all sizes quickly recognized how MFT could help them establish centralized control over file […]
  • GoAnywhere MFT™ Enters the Drummond AS2 Certification Queue

    Chris Bradley
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    This spring, Linoma Software started the extensive process of reviewing and testing its AS2 automation features against the world’s highest standards, as set by the Drummond Group, LLC. Drummond Certified™ products are compliant and interoperable to make sure they truly interface with the systems of customers and partners. GoAnywhere MFT™ recently completed the first phase of […]
  • GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer 5.0 Released with Unified Interface and Advanced Reporting

    Justin Phipps
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    Linoma Software unveils GoAnywhere MFT™ (Managed File Transfer), version 5.0 of its GoAnywhere secure file transfer software. The upgrade combines the workflow automation capabilities of Linoma’s popular GoAnywhere Director solution with secure file transfer protocol (FTP) features from GoAnywhere Services into a single product. In addition, the merged product adds numerous significant enhancements. GoAnywhere MFT […]
  • GoAnywhere Gets Best Overall Value Scores for Server-to-Server and Ad Hoc Enterprise in Info-Tech Research Group’s Study of Managed File Transfer Solutions

    Justin Phipps
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Info-Tech Research Group, an IT research and analysis company, has released a report naming Linoma Software’s GoAnywhere managed file transfer (MFT) solution as having the highest Value Score of the MFT vendor group in Server-to-Server and Ad Hoc Enterprise use cases. Info-Tech Research Group defines a Value Score as an index of “each vendor’s product […]
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    Maximum PC latest stories

  • Newegg Daily Deals: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB SSD, WIndows 10 Home 64-bit OEM, and More!

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    Top Deal:Friends don't let friends drive mechanical HDDs for their primary storage. Do you know someone who's suffering in the slow lane because of a hard drive? Even worse, do they complain of occasion grinding noises? Do you friend a solid by helping to backup his or data STAT, then share today's top deal for a Samsung 850 Evo 500GB SSD for $155 with free shipping (normally $180 - use coupon code: [EMCANV22]). With your help, we can end the suffering of storage bottlenecks!Other Deals:Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory for $39 with free shipping…
  • LG Rolly Keyboard for Mobile Devices Folds into a Stick

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    Walk softly and carry a keyboard stick LG plans to unveil at IFA 2015 in Berlin what it claims is the industry's first solid rollable wireless portable keyboard. The keyboard, which bears the unfortunate name of "Rolly," folds up along its four rows into a stick that's supposed to easily fit in a pocket, purse, or briefcase. The is a tenkeyless (TKL) plank, meaning it doesn't feature a dedicated number pad. It has high contrast keys, a mobile device stand (two arms fold out to support smartphones and tablets), and is made of impact-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic. According to LG, the…
  • Dell Upgrades Alienware X51 with Skylake and Liquid Cooling Option

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    Abducting Skylake It was three years ago to the day that we posted our review of Dell's Alienware X51 PC game console to the website, which we called "impressively powerful for its size." That was true at the time, though in the fast moving world of technology, the system's Core i5-2320 CPU paired with a GeForce GTX 555 graphics card is nothing to get excited over today. Of course, there have been updates to the Alienware X51 since then, and as of right now, you can configure one with a Skylake processor inside. It's one of a handful of upgrades Dell announced today. Along with Skylake comes…
  • AMD R9 Nano Revealed

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    AMD R9 Nano: Small but Powerful The initial launch of AMD’s Fiji architecture has been a bit rough: The R9 Fury X failed to claim the performance crown from GTX 980 Ti, though it puts up a good fight. Stepping down a notch is the R9 Fury, an air-cooled take on Fiji with eight of the Compute Units (CUs) disabled, but priced $100 lower. When AMD first demonstrated Fury X cards, they also talked about a “Fury Nano,” which has now been officially christened the R9 Nano. We always knew the Nano would use the Fiji core and that it would target a lower-power envelope, which led to rampant…
  • Logitech Announces G633 and G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headsets

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    Just a day before the start of PAX Prime in Seattle, peripheral maker Logitech unveiled the company's latest entry into the gaming audio arena. At Logitech's audio lab in Camas, Washington, we got a hands-on with the two units that are billed as the successors to the G930 headset.Like the G930 before them, both the G633 and G933 (which we've heard have gone by the code names Ripley and Newt, though we don't know which is which) feature 7.1 Dolby surround. Additionally, these headphones support DTS' Heaphone:X 7.1 surround that promises highly accurate surround in games and movies. Users can…
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    QA Journal

  • Complete Guide through Supreme User Story Creation

    BugHuntress blog
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:22 am
    Quality Assurance is a necessity in today’s world of information technology. That argument is already well defined does not require additional justifications or clarifications. However QA (surprisingly) lacks internal quality some times. Not all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Straightforward Steps That Convert Your Burdensome Technical Debt into Pure, Reliable Lines of Code

    Maks Kuharenko
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    Greetings, and before we begin I would like to notice I’m fully aware you are a man of business and your time is priceless so you may consider not to waste it by reading this letter. Thus we will get straight to the point from the beginning. Words I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hardcore Video Game Test Automation with AI Software

    BugHuntress blog
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:12 am
    Video games testing is not all fun and, well, games as you are probably aware by now. Many practices of “traditional” software testing cannot be applied to game testing, that is true, however are there no ways of automating the process? Do people... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Clutch Has Released a List of Top 10 QA Service Providers

    BugHuntress blog
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    Clutch, a research company headquartered in Washington, dc has recently released a fine list of leading software testing and QA service providers based on their market presence, customer reviews, portfolios and customer reviews. Research was built... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Deepest, Darkest Dangers of Continuous Integration

    BugHuntress blog
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    Software defects are fixed easier when appropriate actions are taken as soon as the bug is spotted. Layers of additional code on top are making this task difficult and time consuming. In fact QA processes that take place later on after functionality... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Computer Hardware News and Reviews - Updated Daily

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ Graphics Card Review

    11 Aug 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Today we are going to take a look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ Graphics Card with Backplate 06G-P4-4995-KR. The $600 to $700 range of video cards has become quite crowded as of late. Currently priced at $678.95, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ graphics card is based on the 28 nanometer Maxwell architecture with 2816 unified shaders, 176 TMUs (texture mapping units) and 96 ROP (render output pipeline) units. As with all GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards, it is designed for at least 1750 MHz (7000 MHz effective) GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit bus. Here are the full…
  • Deal of the Day: Intel Pentium G2120 – budget Ivy Bridge desktop processor

    30 Jan 2013 | 8:40 am
    Intel Pentium G2120 is a budget Ivy Bridge desktop processor. It is up to 35% faster than the older generation Pentium G630. Also, Intel G2120 CPU has low power consumption (Idle States ie.C-states are used to save power when the processor is idle) and better graphics card than older Sandy Bridge based Intel Pentium CPUs. The latest Ivy Bridge processors have been well received among users mainly due it’s price/performance ratio and lower power consumption. Intel Pentium G2120 as a perfect solution for budget gaming rigs and cheap but decent HTPCs. Technical specifications: Model: Intel…
  • Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H LGA 1155 Motherboard

    17 Nov 2012 | 12:09 am
    The Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H is the latest addition to the lineup of LGA 1155 motherboards by Gigabyte. This motherboard utilizes an LGA1155 interface to support 3rd generation Intel 22nm CPUs and 2nd generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron CPUs. It features four memory slots supporting up to 32 GB DDR3 (PC3 12800) 1600 MHz memory modules. It has three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (1 x PCI-E x16, 1 x PCI-E x8 and 1 x PCI-E x4) supporting 3-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. The rear panel of Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H motherboard contains the following ports: PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, D-Sub port, DVI-D…
  • ASUS GTX650-DC-1GD5 GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU Graphics Card Review

    4 Oct 2012 | 10:23 am
    Asus released the GTX650-DC-1GD5 GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU graphics card to expand the choices available to customers who are looking for a graphics card upgrade or components to build a new PC.The Asus GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU comes with a 1058 MHz core clock and a memory clock of 1250 MHz. This graphics card has 1 x 6 pin power connector and it requires a minimum 400W power supply. You can purchase the Asus GTX650-DC-1GD5 graphics card here . Price $283.59 The Asus GTX650-DC-1GD5 graphics card has the following features: DirectCU (flattened copper heatpipes) to ensure up to 20% heat…
  • Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core CPU Review

    14 Sep 2012 | 3:52 am
    The Intel Core i5 3470 is a mid-range quad-core processor built on the 22 nanometer process based on the Intel’s power-efficient Ivy Bridge architecture. The Core i5 3470 processor runs at a clock rate of 3.2GHz, features a Turbo Boost which can push the clock speed up to 3.6 GHz and it comes with 6MB of L3 Intel Smart Cache making this  processor designed to deliver great performance. It has an Intel HD Graphics 2500 integrated graphics system which runs at base GPU frequency of 650MHz with a maximum dynamic frequency of 1.1GHz.  Technical specifications: Model: Intel Core i5-3470…
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  • Top 5 Secure Mega Alternative 2015

    Wiz Techie
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:36 pm
    File hosting and cloud storage are now quickly becoming a trend with today’s era, as more and more people use computing devices like laptops, smart phones and tablets. With the help of cloud storage services, we can now have quick access to files – which gives us assurance that the file will be available whenever […] The post Top 5 Secure Mega Alternative 2015 appeared first on WizTechie.
  • How To Force Windows 10 Install Manually

    Wiz Techie
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    So you are excited in installing Windows 10 and tried downloading the Windows 10 free upgrade, but once the download was finished, you were greeted by the error 80240020 in Windows Update. The reason for the error is that the installation files that you have downloaded were either incomplete or corrupt, probably due to the […] The post How To Force Windows 10 Install Manually appeared first on WizTechie.
  • Microsoft Claims Windows 10 To Be The Most Secure Windows O.S.

    Wiz Techie
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:57 pm
    According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is the “most secure Windows ever”. Microsoft boasts the built-in security protections of Windows 10 which will be released within this week. The operating system offers new features which includes safeguard against viruses, phishing, and malware. Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to eligible users (owners with […] The post Microsoft Claims Windows 10 To Be The Most Secure Windows O.S. appeared first on WizTechie.
  • Watch Videos Online That Are Not Available In Your Country With UnoTelly

    Wiz Techie
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    If you are a huge fan of watching and streaming videos online but live outside U.S., then you are quite familiar with the annoying message “We are sorry, this content is not available in your country”. This message frequently appears on good quality legal channels that are geo-restricted. Geo-restricted channels do not allow people to […] The post Watch Videos Online That Are Not Available In Your Country With UnoTelly appeared first on WizTechie.
  • How to Run Android Apps on Mac, Linux and Windows

    Wiz Techie
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Run and install Android apps on Mac, Linux or Windows computers through ARChon , a modified version of Google’s App Runtime for Chrome. Google recently gave Chrome OS the ability to run Android apps with no porting required through “App Runtime for Chrome” (ARC). While the release came with a lot of limitations, a developer […] The post How to Run Android Apps on Mac, Linux and Windows appeared first on WizTechie.
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    Benjamin Kerensa

  • The Mozilla We Want

    Benjamin Kerensa
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Hello, In case you, as a Mozillian, have missed Christie Koehler’s tweets of the last 24 hours, I implore you to have a look but also at the responses from Mozillians and employees current and former who agree that the issues she is pointing out are real and you can read about them here. These issues are making Mozilla bleed and some are caused or allowed to exist because our leadership, our very governance allows them. We need to have a conversation about these problems and cannot just let Christie’s departure be in vain and roll along with the status quo. We need to fix the…
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